Musculoskeletal complaints, most notably low back pain (LBP), are prevalent among veterans. This cross-sectional analysis of 171 veterans with a chief complaint of LBP looked to identify whether clinical outcomes (Numeric Rating Scale and Back Bournemouth Questionnaire) were both statistically and clinically significant. We found 37.4% improvement from baseline for the Numeric Rating Scale and 34.6% improvement from baseline for the Back Bournemouth Questionnaire. Additional research is warranted into chiropractic management of LBP among veterans with a shift toward prospective study design. Chiropractic clinical outcomes were both statistically significant and clinically meaningful for this sample of veterans presenting with LBP.
Volume 48 Number 8, 2011
Pages 927 — 934
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