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ACE Report #5194
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

LBP: No significant differences between early thrust and non-thrust spinal manipulation

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Early use of thrust manipulation versus non-thrust manipulation: a randomized clinical trial

Man Ther. 2013 Jun;18(3):191-8. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2012.08.005. Epub 2012 Oct 2

Contributing Authors: C Cook K Learman C Showalter V Kabbaz B O'Halloran

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154 patients over the age of 18 years presenting with mechanically producible low back pain were randomized to receive an early treatment with spinal manipulation, using either a thrust or non-thrust technique, to compare these two methods in terms of pain and disability. Results at discharge from physiotherapist care indicated that, although both significantly improved at all time points, there w...

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