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The Effectiveness and Harms of Spinal Manipulative Therapy for the Treatment of Acute Neck and Lower Back Pain: A Systematic Review [Internet]. VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program Reports

Shekelle PG, Paige NM, Miake-Lye IM, Beroes JM, Booth MS, Shanman R. The Effectiveness and Harms of Spinal Manipulative Therapy for the Treatment of Acute Neck and Lower Back Pain: A Systematic Review [Internet]. VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program Reports. Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs (US); 2017 Apr 1. 80 p.




Abstract:

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, VA requested an up-to-date synthesis of the evidence.





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