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Comment & Response
September 5, 2017

Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Low Back Pain

Author Affiliations
  • 1Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 2Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 3Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
JAMA. 2017;318(9):865-866. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.8837

To the Editor Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is very popular; an estimated 19.1 million adults consulted with chiropractors in 2012 in the United States, with spinal pain being the main medical condition for which chiropractic care was sought.1 As such, the systematic review and meta-analysis by Dr Paige and colleagues2 on this topic is important.