Chiropractic manipulation in the treatment of acute back pain and leg pain with disc protrusion: a randomized double-blind clinical trial of active and simulated spinal manipulations.
Double Blind Study shows effectiveness of Chiropractic treatment for radiating leg pain.
In the UK thousands of patients with leg pain are successfully treated by Chiropractors every day.
This study by Santilli V, Beghi E, Finucci S. was to assess the short- and long-term effects of spinal manipulations on acute back pain and radiating leg pain with disc protrusion.
Sham manipulation was used compared to proper manipulation to remove any placebo effect
Results showed that patients benefit was much greater from the genuine manipulation than from the sham manipulation.
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Careful history taking, vital signs, and orthopedic and neurological testing are standards of practice in chiropractic offices. Are the reflexes intact? Is there loss of muscle strength or signs of muscle wasting? Is there loss of sensation along an area supplied by a particular nerve? These are vital questions that the orthopaedic and neurological exam your chiropractor performs helps to answer.Chiropractic treatment effectiveness is second to none, but it is chiropractors diagnostic skills that have really elevated our profession.