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Spotlight on Evidence Synthesis Program

The Effectiveness and Harms of Spinal Manipulative Therapy for the Treatment of Acute Neck and Lower Back Pain: A Systematic Review


by Anthony Lisi, DC ; Paul Shekelle, MD, PhD
Seminar date: 6/27/2016

Description: Back pain and neck pain are among the most common symptoms prompting patients to seek care. Many treatments are used for back pain. Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is a treatment option available in VA. In order to better understand the potential role of SMT in treating acute back or neck pain, this session will provide an up-to-date synthesis of the evidence. Intended audience: Researchers and clinicians interested in the treatment neck and back pain.



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