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A randomized clinical trial and subgroup analysis to compare flexion–distraction with active exercise for chronic low back pain
TLDR
Overall, flexion–distraction provided more pain relief than active exercise; however, these results varied based on stratification of patients with and without radiculopathy and with and with recurrent symptoms.
Distribution of cavitations as identified with accelerometry during lumbar spinal manipulation.
Changes in blood pressure after various forms of therapeutic massage: a preliminary study.
TLDR
Type of massage was the main factor affecting change in BP: Swedish massage had the greatest effect at BP reduction and trigger point therapy and sports massage both increased the systolic and diastolic BP.
Issues in planning a placebo-controlled trial of manual methods: results of a pilot study.
TLDR
The technical and personnel resources required to achieve adequate standardization of procedures at multiple sites may make a placebo-controlled trial unfeasible, given the current lack of knowledge about the active agent in manual chiropractic procedures.
Side-effects of massage therapy: a cross-sectional study of 100 clients.
TLDR
This is the first known study to define the rate of side-effects after massage therapy treatment, and these data are important for risk-benefit analyses of massage care.
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