Second-Order Peer Reviews of Clinically Relevant Articles for the Physiatrist: “Early Physical Therapy Vs Usual Care in Patients with Recent-Onset Low Back Pain” (Fritz JM, Magel JS, McFadden M, et al, JAMA 2015)

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When the venerable New York Times has a headline entitled “Physical Therapy May Not Benefit Back Pain”1 and numerous patient testimonials echo this sentiment, the article of record merits further investigation. This second-order peer review offers an opportunity to examine this 2015 JAMA2 article in more depth (Figs. 1 and 2).
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