ESJ, Journal Article: Chiropractic care and risk for acute lumbar disc herniation: a population-based self-controlled case series study.

Chiropractic care and risk for acute lumbar disc herniation: a population-based self-controlled case series study

European Spine Journal volume 27, pages1526–1537(2018)Cite this article

Abstract

Purpose

Chiropractic care is popular for low back pain, but may increase the risk for acute lumbar disc herniation (LDH). Low back pain is a common early (prodromal) symptom of LDH and commonly precedes LDH diagnosis. Our objective was to investigate the association between chiropractic care and acute LDH with early surgical intervention, and contrast this with the association between primary care physician (PCP) care and acute LDH with early surgery.

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Hincapié, C.A., Tomlinson, G.A., Côté, P. et al. Chiropractic care and risk for acute lumbar disc herniation: a population-based self-controlled case series study. Eur Spine J 27, 1526–1537 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00586-017-5325-y

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