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Chiropractic Care Beneficial In Osteoarthritis

Researchers recently compared the effectiveness of chiropractic care plus hot pack applications versus hot pack applications only in the treatment of low back pain and dysfunction due to OA (osteoarthritis). The study evaluated 250 patients with low back pain secondary to osteoarthritis. Patients were randomly assigned to one of the two groups. According to the study conclusion, "Chiropractic care combined with heat is more effective than heat alone for treating OA-based lower back pain. Pain reduction occurs more rapidly and to a greater degree, and ROM (range of motion) increases more rapidly and to a greater degree."

Source: JMPT. Volume 29, Issue 2; February 2006.