J Rehabil Res Dev. 1997 Oct; 34(4): 394-404.
Use of chiropractic manipulation in lumbar rehabilitation.
Texas Back Institute, Plano 75093, USA. [email protected]
The beneficial effects of manipulation in relieving symptoms and enhancing spinal flexibility can be a valuable tool in the transition of persons with low back pain into lumbar rehabilitation programs. Manipulation may hasten their entry into active care, or permit them to complete programs that might otherwise be interrupted by symptomatic recurrence. Manipulation science and technical procedures are reviewed as a basis to help understand the utility of properly integrated chiropractic manipulation strategies.