The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Another review of Pilates for low back pain

    This time, researchers at the Peninsula Medical School, in Exeter, UK, reviewed the evidence.

    First, the details.

    • 4 studies involving Pilates for the management of low back pain were included.
    • The quality of the studies was low.
    • Differences in the populations of patients studied, control groups, inclusion and exclusion criteria, and outcome measures made it impossible to combine the data for meta-analysis.

    And, the results.

    • Although there is some evidence supporting the effectiveness of Pilates in the management of low back pain, no definite conclusions can be drawn.

    The bottom line?

    Other reviewers have reached similar conclusions.

    4/5/11 18:17 JR

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