Osteopathic Manipulation vs. Ultrasound for Chronic Lower Back Pain
A recent study from the Annals of Family Medicine set out to study whether osteopathic manipulation was more or less effective than ultrasound therapy for chronic lower back pain in patients. They found that manipulation was "safe, parsimonious, and well accepted by patients" as compared to the ultrasound therapy. While the authors did not specifically define osteopathic manipulation, it does speak to what the patients of Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic already know- that spinal manipulation (a mainstay of chiropractic care) for chronic lower back pain can help with lower back pain.
Ann Fam Med. 2013;11:122-129