Back Pain, CBI & Hamilton Hall

Reference: Hall H, et al Effectiveness of a low back pain classification system. Spine J. 2009 Aug;9(8):648-57. Epub 2009 Jun 4.

This study involved over 2000 patients with mechanical low back pain attending CBI clinics across Canada.

Statistical analysis revealed that patients treated based on the Hamilton Hall classification pattern versus no classification had significantly greater odds ratio for:


  • Improving in symptoms
  • Improving in function
  • Requiring less medication
  • Requiring less # of treatmentsWhat PTs need to promote: Low back pain is a complex condition and evidence shows that PTs are able to effectively classify patients and provide the most effective individualized treatments that help speed recovery and reduce the need for medication.
    Posted on: July 05, 2011

    Categories: Lumbar Spine

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