Why They Did It:
To compare chiropractic patients and medical patients with Low Back Pain and see if the type of doctor influences how long people have the pain continue and the eventual outcome of the condition.
Why Did They Do It?
The researchers had an idea that primary care providers that specialized in a non-pharma and non-surgical approach primarily and also used alternative medical techniques would have superior outcomes when compared to primary care providers that only used traditional, conventional medical approaches.
Why They Did It.
The researchers wanted to review all evidence they could find on different types of manual therapy used on different patients throughout different stages in non-specific, general low back pain. That sounds like a heck of a good reason to me.
What was the purpose?
Assess literature regarding the use of spinal manipulation in low back pain.