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How is spinal manipulation used to treat back pain?

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The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recognizes spinal manipulation by chiropractors and osteopaths as effective for acute low-back pain. Its effectiveness for treating chronic back pain is less well established. Some researchers suggest that early manipulative treatment for acute back pain may prevent chronic problems from developing. Other doctors warn against some chiropractic manipulations, particularly those that involve rapid twisting of the neck. Spinal manipulation can be considered a form of conservative care for the treatment of acute and chronic back pain as it is not invasive and does not employ prescription medications.

From: Back Pain Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  Oh, W. and Shim J. . January/February 2004.  Friedman, F. Lyons Press, 2004.

The Clinical Journal of PainOutwitting Back Pain: Why Your Lower Back Hurts and How to Make It Stop,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 5, 2018

SOURCES:  Oh, W. and Shim J. . January/February 2004.  Friedman, F. Lyons Press, 2004.

The Clinical Journal of PainOutwitting Back Pain: Why Your Lower Back Hurts and How to Make It Stop,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 5, 2018

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