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Bed Rest and Normal Daily Activity Were Equivalent for Acute Low-Back Pain
S Rozenberg; C Delval; Y Rezvani
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Bed rest or normal activity for patients with acute low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. Spine. 2002 Jul 15;27:1487-93.

Source of funding: Not stated.

For correspondence: Dr. S. Rozenberg, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, Service de Rhumatologie, 47-83 Boulevarde de l'hôpital, 75013 Paris, France. E-mail: sylvie.rozenberg@psl.ap-hop-paris.fr.

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2003 May 01;85(5):975-975
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Question: In patients with acute low-back pain, is 4 days of bed rest more effective than continued normal daily activity, taking into account a patient's type of work?
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