In a systematic analysis from the Cochrane Collaboration, Sidney Rubinstein, DC, PhD found that spinal manipulation was very comparable to the effectiveness of other common treatments for back and neck pain.
Over the past several years, spinal manipulation has been endorsed by the American College of Physicians, the American Pain Society, and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence as an effective treatment for back and neck pain.
Presented here are some caveats to the study cited above along with a few well documented guidelines for using spinal manipulation for patients presenting with low back pain.
Downgrading Recommendations For Spinal Manipulation?
The authors concluded, “High quality evidence suggests there's no clinically relevant difference between spinal manipulation therapy and other interventions for reducing pain and improving function in patients with chronic …
Publish Date: 08/26/2011 2:29
Spinal Manipulation Effective If Certain Criteria Met
Flynn et al developed a clinical prediction rule to determine which patients with low back pain would likely benefit from spinal manipulation. The major purpose of clinical prediction rules is to provide clinicians with guidelines …
Publish Date: 03/08/2010 13:04
Spinal Manipulation Video
Physical therapy students from the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Sciences at Bradley University present a humorous video on the effectiveness of spinal manipulation.
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