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Table 4 The number of patients who had sought additional consultations or treatments from external care providers for their current back problem at 10-weeks (post-treatment) and at one-year follow-up

From: Rest versus exercise as treatment for patients with low back pain and Modic changes. a randomized controlled clinical trial

  Post-treatment One-year follow-up
  Rest Exercise All Rest Exercise All
GP 4 (9%) 5 (13%) 9 (11%) 15 (32%) 14 (30%) 29 (31%)
Specialist doctor 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 2 (2%) 6 (13%) 5 (11%) 11 (12%)
Chiropractor 2 (5%) 5 (13%) 7 (8%) 12 (26%) 11 (24%) 23 (25%)
Physiotherapist 2 (5%) 1 (3%) 3 (4%) 14 (30%) 10 (22%) 24 (26%)
Other 4 (9%) 1 (3%) 5 (6%) 9 (19%) 2 (4%) 11 (12%)
  1. GP, general practitioner.