Comparative Effectiveness of Exercise, Acupuncture, and Spinal Manipulation for Low Back Pain

  title={Comparative Effectiveness of Exercise, Acupuncture, and Spinal Manipulation for Low Back Pain},
  author={Christopher J Standaert and Janna L Friedly and Mark Erwin and Michael J. Lee and Glenn R. Rechtine and Nora B. Henrikson and Daniel C Norvell},
Study Design. Systematic review. Objective. We sought to answer the following clinical questions: (1) Is structured exercise more effective in the treatment of chronic low back pain (LBP) than spinal manipulative therapy (SMT)? (2) Is structured exercise more effective in the treatment of chronic LBP than acupuncture? (3) Is SMT more effective in the treatment of chronic LBP than acupuncture? (4) Do certain subgroups respond more favorably to specific treatments? (5) Are any of these treatments… 
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