Table 3

Course of disease and treatment history

Headache

LBP

p value


Duration of disease years; mean (SD)

16.28 (13)

12.03 (12.7)

< .001

Duration of treatment years; mean (SD)

10.1 (10.1)

10.5 (11.5)

n.s.

Duration of CAM treatment for headache or LBP years; mean (SD)

7.2 (7.3)

6.3 (14.7)

n.s.

Days with analgesic medication per month; mean (SD)

8.4 (7.2)

21.1 (11.0)

< .001


Gaul et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:89   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-89

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