Combined chiropractic interventions for low-back pain.

Bruce F Walker, Simon David French, William D Grant, Sally Elizabeth Green

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Chiropractors commonly use a combination of interventions to treat people with low-back pain (LBP). OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of combined chiropractic interventions (that is, a combination of therapies, other than spinal manipulation alone) on pain, disability, back-related function, overall improvement, and patient satisfaction in adults with LBP, aged 18 and older. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched: The Cochrane Back Review Group Trials Register (May 2009), CENTRAL (The Cochrane Library 2009, Issue 2), and MEDLINE (from January 1966), EMBASE (from January 1980), CINAHL (from January 1982), MANTIS (from Inception) and the Index to Chiropractic Literature (from Inception) to May 2009. We also screened references of identified articles and contacted chiropractic researchers. SELECTION CRITERIA: All randomised trials comparing the use of combined chiropractic interventions (rather than spinal manipulation alone) with no treatment or other therapies. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: At least two review authors selected studies, assessed the risk of bias, and extracted the data using standardised forms. Both descriptive synthesis and meta-analyses were performed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 67
Number of pages67
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Volume4
Issue numberCD005427
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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