Chiropractic Maintenance Care
A new single blinded placebo controlled study conducted at the Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine, conclusively demonstrated that maintenance care provides significant benefits for those suffering with chronic back pain.
At the 10 month follow-up, only the maintenance group maintained improvements in both pain and disability, while the group that only received 1 months care had reverted to their pretreatment pain and disability levels.
The Authors concluded that spinal manipulation is effective for the treatment of chronic non specific Low Back Pain and that to obtain long term benefit, this study suggests maintenance spinal manipulative management after the initial intensive phase of treatment.
Spine 2011 (aug 15)