A recent study by Cifuentes et al.,(1) published March 14, 2011 in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, followed 894 cases of work-related low back pain (LBP) compared the results of care from physical therapists or physicians or chiropractors.
The authors concluded:
“Conclusions: In work-related nonspecific LBP, the use of health maintenance care provided by physical therapist or physician services was associated with a higher disability recurrence than in chiropractic services or no treatment.”
Click here for the link to the study's abstract.
1. Cifuentes M, Willetts J, Wasiak R. Health maintenance care in work-related low
back pain and its association with disability recurrence. J Occup Environ Med.
2011 Apr;53(4):396-404. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e31820f3863. PubMed PMID: 21407100.
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