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Back pain in osteopathic practice

Burton, A. Kim (1981) Back pain in osteopathic practice. Rheumatology, 20 (4). pp. 239-246. ISSN 1462-0324

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The case records of 5310 patients attending Registered Osteopaths were examined in this retrospective study. Analysis of the data revealed that over half presented with low back pain and were comparable to those normally seen in orthodox medical practice, except that their symptoms were of longer duration. The patients were generally examined in a conventional manner but it was not possible to identify specific diagnostic categories. The majority received one or more manual therapeutic techniques but 6% were rejected as unsuitable for treatment. The implications of the results for future research are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2010 09:29
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 10:56


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