Osteopathic manual treatment and ultrasound therapy for chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Licciardone2013OsteopathicMT,
  title={Osteopathic manual treatment and ultrasound therapy for chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={John C. Licciardone and Dennis E Minotti and Robert Gatchel and Cathleen M Kearns and Karan P. Singh},
  journal={Annals of family medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={122-9}
}
PURPOSE We studied the efficacy of osteopathic manual treatment (OMT) and ultrasound therapy (UST) for chronic low back pain. METHODS A randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled, 2 × 2 factorial design was used to study OMT and UST for short-term relief of nonspecific chronic low back pain. The 455 patients were randomized to OMT (n = 230) or sham OMT (n = 225) main effects groups, and to UST (n = 233) or sham UST (n = 222) main effects groups. Six treatment sessions were provided over 8… CONTINUE READING
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