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OBJECTIVE This study critically evaluates a new method of collecting frequent data using mobile phones and text messages. Fluctuating conditions such as low back pain (LBP) need frequent monitoring to describe the clinical course in detail and to account for individual and subgroup variations. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING In this multicentre prospective(More)
BACKGROUND Several researchers have searched for subgroups in the heterogeneous population of patients with non-specific low back pain (LBP). To date, subgroups have been identified based on psychological profiles and the variation of pain. METHODS This multicentre prospective observational study explored the 6- month clinical course with measurements of(More)
BACKGROUND It is clinically important to be able to select patients suitable for treatment and to be able to predict with some certainty the outcome for patients treated for low back pain (LBP). It is not known to what degree outcome among chiropractic patients is affected by psychological factors. OBJECTIVES To investigate if some demographic,(More)
BACKGROUND Among chiropractors the use of long-term treatment is common, often referred to as "maintenance care". Although no generally accepted definition exists, the term has a self-explanatory meaning to chiropractic clinicians. In public health terms, maintenance care can be considered as both secondary and tertiary preventive care. The objective of(More)
BACKGROUND Chiropractic treatment for low back pain (LBP) can often be divided into two phases: Initial treatment of the problem to attempt to remove pain and bring it back into its pre-clinical or maximum improvement status, and "maintenance care", during which it is attempted to maintain this status. Although the use of chiropractic maintenance care has(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to develop a predictive model for treatment outcome in patients with low back pain (LBP) receiving chiropractic treatment. METHODS This multicenter practice-based predictive validity study was conducted in private chiropractic practices in Sweden. Of 64 previously compliant chiropractors, 58 recruited a maximum of 30(More)
  • P W Lövgren
  • 1979
An attempt has here been made to summarize some views on chiropractic methods of examination and treatment as well as some theories on the origin of the disturbances. The general and mechanical examination has been described and examples given of adjustments of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spines. A chiropractic adjustment has been defined and the(More)
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