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Region-specific and non-specific spinal manipulative therapy for chronic low back pain

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

Immediate effects of region-specific and non-region-specific spinal manipulative therapy in patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial

Phys Ther. 2013 Jun;93(6):748-56. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20120256. Epub 2013 Feb 21.

Contributing Authors: RF de Oliveira RE Liebano C Costa Lda LL Rissato LO Costa

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148 subjects suffering from chronic non-specific low back pain were randomized to investigate if spinal manipulation should be administered at a specific spinal level or if similar effects can be achieved using a non-region specific manipulation. Subjects were assigned to either single, region-specific spinal manipulation (lumbar spine) or to single non-region-specific manipulation at upper thorac...

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