A descriptive study of medical and chiropractic patients with chronic low back pain and sciatica: management by physicians (practice activities) and patients (self-management).

@article{Nyiendo2001ADS,
  title={A descriptive study of medical and chiropractic patients with chronic low back pain and sciatica: management by physicians (practice activities) and patients (self-management).},
  author={Joanne Nyiendo and Mitch Haas and Bruce G Goldberg and Carol Lloyd},
  journal={Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics},
  year={2001},
  volume={24 9},
  pages={543-51}
}
BACKGROUND A practice-based study of ambulatory patients with low back pain noted a long-term outcome advantage for self-referred chiropractic (DC) patients over medical (MD) patients within a subgroup of patients with chronic low back pain and radiating pain below the knee. The frequency of self-care education by physicians in both provider cohorts coupled with current thinking on management of chronic low back pain led to an exploration and description of physicians' noncore practice… CONTINUE READING
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