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Manipulating the Pain: Chiropractic and Other "Alternative" Treatments for Back Pain

Portrait of Richard A. Deyo, M.D., M.P.H.

Credits: 1

Cost: Free

Learning Objectives

  • Describe at least three methodological challenges in studying complementary, alternative, or integrative treatments for low back pain.
  • Describe the overall results of randomized trials of chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, and massage for low back pain.
  • Describe key considerations in assessing cost-effectiveness of complementary, alternative, or integrative therapies for low back pain.

View Lecture

This lecture has been broken into nine chapters and may be viewed by clicking on the links provided, beginning with Historical Perspective on Chiropractic and Acupuncture.

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