Spinal Manipulation Does Not Improve Low Back Pain Outcome
A recently published study in the journal “The Lancet” found very little difference in the outcome of patients treated with spinal manipulation for low back pain and those treated with other methods.
Outcome was based on the recovery time of the patient.
Spinal manipulative therapy has been a main stay in the treatment of lower back pain in the hands of many treating physicians and therapists.
It has long been recognized that it is very difficult to know who may benefit from the manipulation and who will not be affected.
Certainly spinal manipulative therapy has helped some patients at times, but it is very unpredictable and random.