New study adds to evidence that chiropractic manual manipulation offers the most effective relief of lower back pain

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New study adds to evidence that chiropractic manual manipulation offers the most effective relief of lower back pain

Chiropractic patients always knew that the shortest and least complicated path to relief of lower back pain was a good chiropractic adjustment by hands of a skilled practitioner.

Many studies have suggested that chiropractic is the best choice for a lower back pain sufferer who wants the fastest relief of pain, and recently, Consumer Reports and Bottom Line Personal both recommended chiropractic for lower back problems over medical care of physical therapy.

The newest stud in the journal Spine says that manual high velocity thrust manipulation of the lower back, pelvis and joints offers the best relief when compared to other methods such as traditional medical approach and some of the instrument adjusting methods some chiropractors have used.

Manual Thrust Manipulation Boosts Short-term Benefit in Lower Back Pain

February 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For patients with low back pain (LBP), manual-thrust manipulation (MTM) is associated with greater short-term reductions in disability and pain than mechanical-assisted manipulation (MAM) or usual medical care (UMC), according to a study published in the Feb. 15 issue of Spine. Michael Schneider, DC, PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues conducted a comparative effectiveness trial of MTM versus MAM and UMC among 107 adults with onset of LBP within the past 12 weeks. Participants were randomized to MTM, MAM, or UMC; those in the manipulation groups were treated twice weekly during 4 weeks, while subjects in the UMC group were seen for 3 visits during the same period.

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