The UK BEAM Study, published in 2004, examined a variety of treatments for back pain in a primary care setting. They looked at active exercise (physical therapy), best care (medication and advice), and spinal manipulation. They results were astounding. In part, they concluded that, "At three and 12 months, participants randomized to the spinal manipulation package reported significant improvements in Roland disability scores and several secondary outcomes- pain, back beliefs, and general physical health.”
This piece of research should be a cornerstone of your interdisciplinary outreach!
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