CBRG QuickDecks: The best evidence in back and neck pain care

CBRG QuickDecks is a set of the summary slides describing findings from systematic reviews published by the Cochrane Back Review Group (CBRG). These summaries provide clinicians and researchers with a snapshot of evidence on various treatment and prevention measures for back and neck pain.

CBRG introduction (PDF, 668 KB)
CBRG reviews terminologies (PDF, 114 KB)


Below you will find the summaries organized by intervention type (pharmacological/surgical/ non-pharmacological), population (adults/children and adolescents), and condition (back/neck).

Non-pharmacological interventions for adults with back pain

Download these summaries for the evidence on treatments for back pain that do not involve drugs or surgery. These treatments include, but are not limited to, educational interventions, exercise, and manual therapy.

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Pharmacological interventions for adults with back pain

Surgical interventions for adults with back pain

Download these summaries for the evidence on surgical treatments for low back pain.

Non-pharmacological interventions for adults with neck pain

Download these summaries for the evidence on treatments for neck pain that do not involve drugs or surgery. These treatments include, but are not limited to, manual therapy, patient education and workplace interventions.

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Pharmacological interventions for adults with neck pain

Download these summaries for the evidence on drug therapies for neck pain.

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Surgical interventions for adults with neck pain

Download these summaries for the evidence on surgical treatments for neck pain.

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Non-pharmacological interventions for the prevention of back pain in adults

Download these summaries for the evidence on preventative treatments for back pain that do not involve drugs or surgery. These treatments include, but are not limited to, workplace interventions, exercise therapy, and lumbar supports.

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Non-pharmacological interventions for children and adolescents with scoliosis

Download these summaries for the evidence on treatments for young people with scoliosis that do not involve drugs or surgery.

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All Summaries

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