Complementary therapies in addition to medication for patients with nonchronic, nonradicular low back pain: a systematic review☆

@article{Rothberg2017ComplementaryTI,
  title={Complementary therapies in addition to medication for patients with nonchronic, nonradicular low back pain: a systematic review☆},
  author={S. Rothberg and B. Friedman},
  journal={American Journal of Emergency Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={35},
  pages={55–61}
}
Background: A total of 2.7 million patients present to US emergency departments annually for management of low back pain (LBP). Despite optimal medical therapy, more than 50% remain functionally impaired 3 months later. We performed a systematic review to address the following question: Among patients with nonchronic LBP, does spinal manipulation, massage, exercise, or yoga, when combined with standard medical therapy, improve pain and functional outcomes more than standard medical therapy… Expand
Ibuprofen + acetaminophen versus ibuprofen alone for acute low back pain. An ED-based randomized study.
Spinal manipulative therapy for low back pain.
Emergency practice, acute low back pain, and chiropractic manipulation.
  • B. Friedman
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of emergency medicine
  • 2017
Spinal manipulation is beneficial for nonchronic low back pain.

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