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16 Articles in Volume 19, Issue #2
Analgesics of the Future: Inside the Potential of Glial Cell Modulators
APPs as Leaders in Pain Management
Cases in Urine Drug Monitoring Interpretation: How to Stay in Control
Complex Chronic Pain Disorders
Efficacy of Chiropractic Care for Back Pain: A Clinical Summary
Hydrodissection for the Treatment of Abdominal Pain Caused by Post-Operative Adhesions
Letters: The Word "Catastrophizing;" AIPM Ceases Operations; Patient Questions
Management of Severe Radiculopathy in a Pregnant Patient
Managing Pain in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Pain in the Courtroom: An Excerpt
Q&A with Howard L. Fields: How Patients’ Expectations May Control Pain
Special Report: CGRP Monoclonal Antibodies for Chronic Migraine
The Management of Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions
Vibration for Chronic Pain
What are the dangers of loperamide abuse?
When Patient Education Fails to Improve Outcomes: A Low Back Pain Case

Efficacy of Chiropractic Care for Back Pain: A Clinical Summary

A comparative effectiveness controlled trial evaluated the addition of chiropractic care to usual medical care for patients suffering from low back pain.
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As is common among all studies of this non-specific condition, LBP diagnoses in this trial were not confirmed against a gold standard, creating a potential opportunity for bias. Further, because this was a pragmatic trial of a hands-on manual therapy, participants were not masked to their treatment group, eligibility criteria were broad, and a range of interventions was used. However, these attributes also contribute to the generalizability of study results.

Conclusion

This large multi-site pragmatic comparative effectiveness study found that adding chiropractic care to usual medical care resulted in better participant outcomes. By addressing weaknesses inherent in previous studies and providing further evidence to support LBP management that includes the integration of chiropractic care within a multidisciplinary health setting, these findings provide additional support for the use of chiropractic care as part of a multidisciplinary approach for patients suffering from low back pain.

Last updated on: March 4, 2019
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