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A meta-analysis of pscychological interventions for chronic low back pain found small but statistically significant effects for all interventions for as long as 5 years.

Hoffman B, Papas R, Chatkoff D, Kerns R. Meta-Analysis of Psychological Interventions for Chronic Low Back Pain. Health Psychol. 2007; 26(1): 1-9. http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/hea/26/1/1/

Reference

Title
Meta-Analysis of Psychological Interventions for Chronic Low Back Pain
Publication
Health Psychol
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Hoffman B, Papas R, Chatkoff D, Kerns R
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
1-9
URL
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