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Bone-setting Effective in Treating Back Pain

A recent study looked at bone-setting, the predecessor of modern chiropractic therapies, compared to a program consisting of light exercise therapy or physiotherapy for patients with long-term back pain. One hundred fourteen patients experiencing back pain for 7 weeks or more were randomly assigned to the therapies, which were offered in up to 10 sessions during a 6-week treatment period. The study found that bone-setting seemed more effective than exercise or physiotherapy on back pain and disability, something chiropractors have known for over 100 years!

Source: JMPT -- February 2002 • Volume 25 • Number 2