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Drug-resistant bacteria on the rise in patients with spinal cord injury

Drug-resistant bacteria on the rise in patients with spinal cord injury

Mapping brain activity in PTSD and mild TBI

Case study points to better strategy for monitoring liver cancer


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Complementary and Integrative Health

Complementary and Integrative Health

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Study: Spinal manipulation offers modest relief for back pain

Study: Spinal manipulation offers modest relief for back pain

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A study led by a team at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center found that spinal manipulative therapy for low back pain—offered by chiropractors, physical therapists, and others—was associated with "modest improvements in pain and function and with transient minor musculoskeletal harms." The researchers reviewed and combined data from past studies on the topic. The new study was covered by NPR and several other media outlets.

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