In 2004, a subject group of 192 patients with sub-acute back pain were studied to determine the efficacy of chiropractic manipulation over muscle relaxantst to reduce pain. There were three groups: one group would receive chiropractic manipulation with placebo medicine, 2. another group received muslce relaxants with “sham” manipulation, and 3. the last group- placebo medication with “sham” manipulation.   Upon completion of the study, it was determined that chiropractic was more effective in lowering back pain than muscle relaxants, placebo medications, and more effective than “sham” manipulations.
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(Dr. Eshanov does not take any credit for the study cited below)
A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Chiropractic Adjustments to Muscle Relaxants for Subacute Low Back Pain
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Volume 27, Issue 6 , Pages 388-398, July 2004
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