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Why They Did It The authors felt that sacroiliac joints (SIJ) could potentially be a source of sciatica. The goal of the study was to test whether there was a successful treatment regimen for a complaint of this sort. How They Did It 51...

Why They Did It The authors of this paper wanted to find out the efficacy of medication, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation for long-term (chronic) conditions. How They Did It The study was a randomized clinical trial. The study took place at Townsville’s General Hospital...

In some circles of the healthcare world, there has remained a controversy about how effective therapies like spinal manipulation (chiropractic) or manual therapy (similar to some massage techniques) can be in the treatment of headaches. This controversy is specifically related to tension-type headaches. Those...

Effectiveness of Manual Therapy

This research is fairly recent being from 2010. It’s a good general idea of the effectiveness of manual therapies. I would say it is one of the most important of the research abstracts to come out. Why They Did It The authors on this...

This research goes a LONG WAY towards showing the cost-effectiveness and the overall effectiveness of manual therapy/spinal mobilization when compared to traditional medical treatment or physiotherapy/physical therapy alone. There is research out there that also shows extreme effectiveness through a combined, integrated approach in...

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....