Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
In Reply: We thank the authors of these letters,
since as practitioners they represent the people our findings affect. However,
the letters indicate overinterpretation and misinterpretation of our results,
something we avoided. Perhaps more important, the authors collectively fail
to acknowledge that we have years of experience treating headaches using various
manual therapies. In our practices, our results and discussions with others
indicated ambiguity regarding the response of headaches to manual therapy,
and we both became scientists to look for answers. As chiropractors, we would
have preferred a positive outcome, of course. As scientists, we just looked
for the truth.
Bove G, Nilsson N. Spinal Manipulation for Tension-type Headache—Reply. JAMA. 1999;282(3):231–233. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-3-jac90006
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