The Back Letter

Editor-in-Chief: Sam W. Wiesel, MD
Executive Editor
ISSN: 0894-7376
Online ISSN: 2161-5179
Frequency: 12 issues per year
A Research Challenge

What Aspects of Low Back Pain Should Every Single Trial Look At?

The lead article of the August 2015 issue reports on a multi-year international study conducted to update the key domains that should be included in the Core Outcome Set for all clinical trials studying non-specific low back pain.

See if you agree with a group of prominent international experts regarding the most important outcomes of low back pain. 

Current Issue Highlights





Coming Soon
  • ​​Changing the Culture of Low Back Pain: What About the 72 Million Americans Taking Opioids?
  • Will the New CDC Guidelines Encourage a Return to Evidence-Based Care? A Q&A With Coauthor Roger Chou, MD
  • Opioid Overuse Epidemic: A Cost of $78.5 Billion per Year? Or More?
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The Spine Blog
Edited and moderated by Adam Pearson, MD, The Spine Blog is a forum for discussion about high impact studies published in Spine.

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