Twelve Days of Research – Study 11: “The impact of spinal manipulation on migraine pain and disability: a systematic review and meta-analysis” Rist et al.

Study 11: “The impact of spinal manipulation on migraine pain and disability: a systematic review and meta-analysis” Rist et al.  This systematic review evaluated the effectiveness of spinal manipulation on migraine pain and disability. After a systematic search, six...

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Twelve Days of Research – Study 10: “Effect of opioid vs nonopioid medications on pain-related function in patients with chronic back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis pain” Krebs et al.

Study 10: “Effect of opioid vs nonopioid medications on pain-related function in patients with chronic back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis pain” Krebs et al.  This randomized controlled trial included 240 patients with low back pain or osteoarthritis and...

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Twelve Days of Research – Study 9: “Association between chiropractic use and opioid receipt among patients with spinal pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis” Corcoran et al.

Study 9: “Association between chiropractic use and opioid receipt among patients with spinal pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis” Corcoran et al.  This systematic review evaluated the association between receiving chiropractic care and being prescribed...

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Twelve Days of Research – Study 8: “Nonpharmacologic therapies for low back pain: a systematic review for an American College of Physicians clinical practice guidelines” Chou et al.

Study 8: “Nonpharmacologic therapies for low back pain: a systematic review for an American College of Physicians clinical practice guidelines” Chou et al.  This systematic review investigated the effect of 9 different nonpharmacologic therapies for low back pain...

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Twelve Days of Research – Study 7: “Effect of usual medical care plus chiropractic care vs usual medical care alone on pain and disability among U.S. Service members with lower back pain: a comparative effectiveness clinical trial” Goertz et al.

Study 7: “Effect of usual medical care plus chiropractic care vs usual medical care alone on pain and disability among U.S. Service members with lower back pain: a comparative effectiveness clinical trial” Goertz et al.  Clinical practice guidelines recommend care...

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Twelve Days of Research – Study 6: ““Coverage of nonpharmacologic treatments for low back pain among US public and private insurers” Heyward et al.

Study 6: “Coverage of nonpharmacologic treatments for low back pain among US public and private insurers” Heyward et al. This study assessed the coverage of 45 different health plans for low back pain and evaluated their coverage of nonpharmacological treatments....

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Twelve Days of Research – Study 5: “Development of an evidence-based practical diagnostic checklist and corresponding clinical exam for low back pain” Vining et al.

Study 5: “Development of an evidence-based practical diagnostic checklist and corresponding clinical exam for low back pain” Vining et al. Using evidence from a systematic review, the author team constructed a checklist and exam that may lead clinicians to be able to...

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Twelve Days of Research – Study 4: “Benefits and harms of spinal manipulative therapy for the treatment of chronic low back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials” Rubinstein et al.

Study 4: “Benefits and harms of spinal manipulative therapy for the treatment of chronic low back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials” Rubinstein et al. This systematic review included 47 randomized controlled trials with 9,211...

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Twelve Days of Research – Study 3: “International framework for red flags for potential serious spinal pathologies” Finucane et al.

Study 3: “International framework for red flags for potential serious spinal pathologies” Finucane et al. This study found that there is not high-quality evidence to support a lot of the red flags that are commonly used in practice. In order to help clinicians, this...

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Twelve Days of Research – Study 2: “Interventions for the management of acute and chronic low back pain: revision 2021” George et al.

Study 2: “Interventions for the management of acute and chronic low back pain: revision 2021” George et al. This clinical practice guideline was an update of the 2012 version. The recommendations for acute low back pain are: Clinicians should use: Thrust or nonthrust...

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