NASS continues development of clinical practice guidelines related to the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders. Guidelines are developed as educational tools for multidisciplinary spine care professionals to improve patient care by outlining reasonable information-gathering and decision-making processes used in the management of back pain in adults.
This NASS Evidence-Based Clinical Guideline for Multidisciplinary Spine Care provides recommendations to address key clinical questions surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of adult patients with nonspecific low back pain. The guideline is intended to reflect contemporary treatment concepts for low back pain as reflected in the highest quality clinical literature available on this subject as of February 2016. The goals of the guideline recommendations are to assist in delivering optimum, efficacious treatment and functional recovery from nonspecific low back pain.