The authors stated “The majority of systemic reviews find that chiropractic manipulative therapy [CMT] seems to reduce pain and disability at least moderately for patients with LBP.” (pg 627). They go on to write “The primary aim of this pragmatic, patient-centered comparative effectiveness study was to assess whether the addition of CMT to SMC [standard medical care] reduced pain and increases physical functioning compared with only SMC for the treatment of acute LBP.
The authors stated “The results of our pragmatic pilot study indicate a statistically and clinically significant benefit to those receiving CMT in addition to SMC. “ (pg 630) Lastly they reported “There were no serious adverse events. “ (p 630)
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Goertz, C. M., Long, C. R., Hondras, M. A., Petri, R., Delgado, R., Lawrence, D. J., … & Meeker, W. C. (2013). Adding chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute low back pain: results of a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness study. Spine, 38(8), 627-634.