Title: Association of Spinal Manipulative Therapy With Clinical Benefit and Harm for Acute Low Back Pain – Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
My good friend who is a pediatrician in Wisconsin alerted me that JAMA produced a reasonable and sound systematic review and meta-analysis yesterday on spinal manipulation for acute low back pain which can be read at the following link!
Reading the entire post is great over at the JAMA site linked above, but for most of you the conclusion is what you are more concerned about so here it is.
Conclusions and Relevance Among patients with acute low back pain, spinal manipulative therapy was associated with modest improvements in pain and function at up to 6 weeks, with transient minor musculoskeletal harms. However, heterogeneity in study results was large.
Spinal Manipulation is the basis of what most chiropractors perform on a daily basis, here at the offices we combine multiple techniques including chiropractic manipulation of the spine and extremities with other treatments like Active Release Techniques, McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment, Cox Flexion and Distraction Technique and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation. In some cases we give patients take home Corrective Exercise’s or refer out for physical therapy when needed, recommendations for staying out of pain and avoiding future incidences and aggravation of back pain. With articles like these being produced by JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) we hope that more family doctors will refer you to our offices for better treatment and management of issues related to back pain.
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