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CME Outcomes Research: Primary Care Physicians See Mixed Results From Manual Therapy Training For Back Pain

Training primary care physicians in manual therapy gives them another way to treat back pain patients, but benefits are modest Controversy continues about the benefit of spinal manual therapy (a sequence of maneuvers that adjust and stretch joints and soft tissues) in the care of low back pain. Continuing medical education in manual therapy is increasingly offered to primary care physicians (PCPs) to give them an additional strategy to improve back pain care.

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