MRIs not helpful in understanding low back pain & sciatica
Dutch researchers took MRI's of people with sciatica and compared them with MRI's taken one year later. Patients who had had surgery were less likely to have a bulging disc one year post-op. But what did that mean?
Recent Research Confirms Value of Chiropractic Methods for Back Pain
Manual therapy, including spinal mobilization and manipulation, is one of the best-studied forms of treatment for low back pain. Another research study has been published further proving the effectiveness of these methods.
Many chiropractors offer treatment programs for patients with scoliosis: side-to-side curvature of the spine. Are these treatment protocols justified by the state of scientific research? Are they effective?