Lower-Back Pain


  • Chiropractor adjusting a male patient, photo by kzenon/Getty Images

    Research Brief

    Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Lower Back or Neck Pain

    Across a sample of patients seen by chiropractors, spinal manipulation was rated by experts as appropriate for most patients with chronic lower back pain and as equivocal (uncertain) for most patients with chronic neck pain.

    Mar 12, 2021

  • U.S. Air Force Maj. Lucky Lusterio performs a thoracic spine mobility test on Staff Sgt. Shaniqua Anderson at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, September 21, 2017, photo by Michelle Gigante/U.S. Air Force


    Quality and Safety of Pain Care in the Military Health System

    Pain is the leading cause of disability among active-duty service members. Given its potential impact on well-being and force readiness, providing high-quality treatment is a strategic priority. An assessment of outpatient care for acute and chronic pain, including opioid prescribing, can help the MHS continue to improve care.

    Mar 16, 2022

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