A new study of 1,271 LBP patients compared outcomes for those who were treated with standard medical care vs. those whose treatment included chiropractic spinal manipulation. The study concluded that regardless of pain location (local vs. radicular), chiropractic co-managed patients experienced faster relief and fared significantly better long-term than those receiving solely traditional management.
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