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Table 1 Eligibility Criteria

From: Systematic review of guideline-recommended medications prescribed for treatment of low back pain



Published 11/06/2015–11/06/2020

English language

Guidelines related to low back pain

Provides recommendations on oral medication

Non-English language


Not a guidelines (e.g. systematic reviews)

Not related to non-cancer, musculoskeletal low back pain

Specific to structural origins of lower back pain (e.g. lumbar spinal stenosis, lumbar disc herniation)

Does not include recommendations for oral medication

Published before November 2015

Failed back surgery syndrome

Inflammatory spondyloarthropathies (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis)

Guidelines specific to injectable medications