Association of Spinal Manipulative Therapy With Clinical Benefit and Harm for Acute Low Back Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis



Importance: Acute low back pain is common and spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is a treatment option. Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and meta-analyses have reported different conclusions about the effectiveness of SMT. Objective: To systematically review studies of the effectiveness and harms of SMT for acute (

Paige, Neil M Miake-Lye, Isomi M Booth, Marika Suttorp Beroes, Jessica M Mardian, Aram S Dougherty, Paul Branson, Richard Tang, Baron Morton, Sally C Shekelle, Paul G eng Meta-Analysis Review JAMA. 2017 Apr 11;317(14):1451-1460. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.3086.