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Retrospective case series of clinical outcomes associated with chiropractic management for veterans with low back pain

Andrew S. Dunn, DC, MS, MEd, et al.


Figure 1. Clinical course of consultations for low back pain. BBQ = Back Bournemouth Questionnaire, Min = minimum, NRS = Numeric Rat-ing Scale.

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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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Dunn AS, Green BN, Formolo LR, Chicoine D. Retrospective case series of clinical outcomes associated with chiropractic management for veterans with low back pain. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(8):927-34.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.10.0202

ResearcherID: Andrew S. Dunn, DC, MS, MEd: B-5935-2011.
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