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Spinal Manipulation Works

January 2, 2014

Some people are still not sure of the value of “spinal manipulation” (also known as chiropractic adjustments and manual therapy), particularly for chronic pain. To test the efficacy of spinal manipulation, researchers randomly divided people into two groups: one to receive spinal manipulation/mobilization and the other to receive sham (of no benefit) care. Participants in both groups were involved in “active exercise.”

After eight sessions of 4-8 weeks, the spinal manipulation/manual therapy group enjoyed a level of immediate pain relief, “lower disability” and “lower pain”. The study concluded that “these results confirm the clinical relevance of MT (manual therapy) as an appropriate treatment for CNSLBP (chronic non specific low back pain).”

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2 Responses to “ Spinal Manipulation Works ”

  1. Dr. Liz Purvis on February 11, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    There are multiple techniques that can be performed by chiropractors. It may benefit you to try a different Dr. who uses a different technique than what you’ve been receiving.

  2. Tami Davis on January 9, 2014 at 3:40 am

    I have arthritis in almost all of my joints and degeneration of the cervical and lumbar. I have been going to thechiropractor for four weeks now, and there is no relief. It seems to be worse. I am also a yoga instructor, so I know proper alignment. Is there any other suggestion besides chiropractor? I probably should mentionedthat I have had two hip surgeries for repairing labrial tears and one micro fracture.

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