February 17, 2011
In a randomised trial looking at the outcomes of spinal manipulation as a maintenance treatment, the authors cam to this conclusion;
“This study showed that chronic LBP patients who received maintenance care over a 10-month period of time following their initial treatment had better results regarding post-treatment pain and disability levels than patients who stopped treatment after 1 month of care. The maintenance care patients also had improved lumbar mobility and better perceptions of their general health than their no maintenance counterparts”.
|Senna M & Machaly S|
|Rheumatology and Rehabilitation department, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.|
|Spine – Published Ahead of Print. Acceptance, 17 January 2011 DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181f5dfe0.|