A comparison of osteopathic spinal manipulation with standard care for patients with low back pain.

@article{Andersson1999ACO,
  title={A comparison of osteopathic spinal manipulation with standard care for patients with low back pain.},
  author={Gunnar B. J. Andersson and Tracy Lucente and Aileen M Davis and Roland Kappler and Jonathan A. Lipton and S E Leurgans},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={341 19},
  pages={1426-31}
}
BACKGROUND The effect of osteopathic manual therapy (i.e., spinal manipulation) in patients with chronic and subchronic back pain is largely unknown, and its use in such patients is controversial. Nevertheless, manual therapy is a frequently used method of treatment in this group of patients. METHODS We performed a randomized, controlled trial that involved patients who had had back pain for at least three weeks but less than six months. We screened 1193 patients; 178 were found to be… CONTINUE READING

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