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Muscle energy technique for non-specific low-back pain

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, February 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Muscle energy technique for non-specific low-back pain
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, February 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd009852.pub2
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Authors

Helge Franke, Gary Fryer, Raymond Wjg Ostelo, Steven J Kamper, Franke H, Fryer G, Ostelo RW, Kamper SJ, Franke, Helge, Fryer, Gary, Ostelo, Raymond WJG, Kamper, Steven J, Raymond WJG Ostelo

Abstract

Low-back pain (LBP) is responsible for considerable personal suffering due to pain and reduced function, as well as the societal burden due to costs of health care and lost work productivity. For the vast majority of people with LBP, no specific anatomical cause can be reliably identified. For these people with non-specific LBP there are numerous treatment options, few of which have been shown to be effective in reducing pain and disability. The muscle energy technique (MET) is a treatment technique used predominantly by osteopaths, physiotherapists and chiropractors which involves alternating periods of resisted muscle contractions and assisted stretching. To date it is unclear whether MET is effective in reducing pain and improving function in people with LBP.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 3 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 2 67%
Student > Master 1 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 67%
Sports and Recreations 1 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 29. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 August 2018.
All research outputs
#439,575
of 11,812,421 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,566
of 9,165 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,260
of 212,414 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#47
of 241 outputs
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