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Comment & Response
August 9, 2016

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction vs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington
  • 2Department of Family Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth
JAMA. 2016;316(6):663. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.7948

To the Editor In a randomized clinical trial of adults with chronic low back pain, Dr Cherkin and colleagues1 found that treatment with mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) vs usual care resulted in greater improvement in back pain and function at 26 weeks. However, several important issues need to be considered.