Researchers are calling for more study into chronic back pain therapy after carrying out an assessment into the effectiveness of Cognitive Functional Therapy. They found that although this emerging treatment is frequently recommended, it doesn’t appear to do any better than traditional treatments for back pain.
Here we look at what the assessment found, and the benefits of MBST for treating chronic back pain.
No Evidence to Support Effectiveness of Cognitive Functional Therapy
Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) is a newer approach to helping people deal with ongoing lower back pain. It combines several methods like teaching patients about pain, getting them to exercise, and providing lifestyle advice, all based on a more modern view of how pain affects the whole body.
Jack Devonshire, who is studying for his PhD at UNSW Sydney and Neuroscience Research Australia, took the lead in reviewing current research on CFT. For his study, he defined chronic back pain as pain that lasts for at least three months, in the area from the lower ribs to just above the backside.
CFT started getting popular after the first study on it in 2013, which was based on ideas from 2008. Since then, there have been several studies conducted worldwide. Mr Devonshire looked at all the studies that met certain criteria, and together with other researchers, found that right now, we still don’t really know if CFT is effective.
Blind Studies Now Needed Say Researchers
The research team suggests that future studies should focus on blind trials, where participants don’t know if they are getting the real or placebo treatment. They also recommend larger studies are carried out.
According to the results, CFT might not be better than traditional methods in reducing the intensity of pain. This is true not just right after the treatment, but even a year later. On a positive note, the researchers did find that there were no reports of negative side effects in patients who underwent CFT treatment.
Using MBST to Treat Chronic Back Pain
MBST is an innovative approach to treating chronic back pain. It focuses on repairing damaged cells using magnetic resonance, which involves the transfer of energy into the affected tissues. What makes MBST unique is its ability to address the underlying cause of the pain, rather than just masking the symptoms.
Chronic back pain can be debilitating and affect various aspects of life, including work, hobbies, and even relationships. It’s essential to explore different treatment options to find what works best for you. If you’re tired of living with persistent back pain and are seeking an innovative, non-invasive treatment, MBST might be the solution you’ve been searching for.
Don’t let chronic back pain hold you back any longer. Take the first step towards a pain-free life by scheduling an appointment to discuss if MBST could be an ideal treatment for your chronic back pain.