Low Back Pain

(Includes evidence for non-pregnant adults; see “pregnancy,” “older adults” and “children” for evidence on LBP among special populations)

Updated: January 2021

Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG)

  • A 2020 U.S. guideline made recommendations for the best practices for chiropractic management of chronic musculoskeletal pain. Treatments addressed included manipulation/mobilization/manual therapy, low level laser therapy, interferential therapy, exercise therapy, mind-body interventions, and lifestyle modifications. Diagnosis, risk factors and outcome assessments were also addressed. A care pathway was outlined for chronic musculoskeletal pain along with typical treatment frequency and duration. FREE FULL TEXT

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A literature synthesis of Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain — an academically rigorous analysis of all the available scientific literature using internationally accepted tools to rate each article according to specific criteria indicating only what we can conclude with supportable, scientific evidence.