Manual Therapy Effectiveness. Does it REALLY Help?

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
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 paper wanted to round up all the information they could find and bring it to one place for the purposes of evaluating just how effective manual therapies are for lots of different musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal complaints. Basically, they wanted a comprehensive report on the chiropractic “goods.”

How They Did It

  • There was a full review of randomized clinical trials
  • The strength and quality of the outcomes (effectiveness) was rated on a grading system.

What Did They Find?

“Spinal manipulation/mobilization is effective in adults for: acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain; migraine and cervicogenic headache; cervicogenic dizziness; manipulation/mobilization is effective for several extremity joint condition; and thoracic manipulation/mobilization is effective for acute/subacute neck pain.” Also, “Massage is effective in adults for chronic low back pain and chronic neck pain.”

Wrap Up

Chiropractic works in acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain, migraines and headaches originating from the neck, some forms of dizziness, extremity and joint issues, as well as mid back and acute and subacute neck pain.

That pretty much sums up the whole thing right there!

Bronfort G, Haas M, et. al. Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report, Chiropractic & Osteopathy;

Just another reason to call a chiropractor TODAY

Research and clinical experience shows that, in about 80%-90% of headaches, neck, and back pain, in comparison to the traditional medical model, patients get good or excellent results with Chiropractic. Chiropractic care is safe, more cost-effective, it decreases your chances of having surgery, and it reduces your chances of becoming disabled. We do this conservatively and non-surgically. In addition, we can do it with minimal time requirements and minimal hassle on the part of the patient. And, if the patient develops a “preventative” mindset going forward from initial recovery, we can likely keep it that way while raising your general, overall level of health!

We have seen time and time again the amazing effectiveness of chiropractic for issues such as neck out of alignment, hips out of alignment, back alignment, lower back alignment hip out of alignment, back out of alignment, etc… We have just about seen it all.

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Till next time……

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