Spinal manipulation, medication, or home exercise with advice for acute and subacute neck pain: a randomized trial.

@article{Bronfort2012SpinalMM,
  title={Spinal manipulation, medication, or home exercise with advice for acute and subacute neck pain: a randomized trial.},
  author={Gert Bronfort and Roni Evans and Alfred V. Anderson and Kenneth H. Svendsen and Yiscah Bracha and Richard H. Grimm},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={156 1 Pt 1},
  pages={
          1-10
        }
}
Context Persons with acute or subacute neck pain often turn to chiropractors and other practitioners of spinal manipulation for pain relief. Contribution This trial demonstrates that 12 weeks of spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) led to greater pain relief than medication up to 1 year after treatment. However, trial participants had as much pain relief with home exercise with advice (HEA) as with SMT over the same period. Caution Participants were unblinded to interventions. Implication For… CONTINUE READING
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