Spinal manipulative therapy for low back pain. A meta-analysis of effectiveness relative to other therapies.

@article{Assendelft2003SpinalMT,
  title={Spinal manipulative therapy for low back pain. A meta-analysis of effectiveness relative to other therapies.},
  author={Willem J. J. Assendelft and Sally C. Morton and Emily I. Yu and Marika J. Suttorp and Paul Shekelle},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={138 11},
  pages={
          871-81
        }
}
Context The role of spinal manipulation in the treatment of low back pain remains controversial, possibly because previous summaries of the evidence have compared spinal manipulation with a combination of traditional therapies rather than with individual therapies. Contribution This meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials found that spinal manipulation was more effective than sham therapy but was no more or less effective than general practitioner care, analgesics, physical therapy… CONTINUE READING
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