RESEARCH PEARL: FD Superior to HVLA for Chronic LBP

Chronic low back pain sufferers treated with modified flexion distraction had greater improvement in pain and function than those treated with HVLA-high velocity low amplitude: VAS, Pressure Pain Threshold on trigger points of the quadratus lumborum, Oswestry Disability Index, Shober’s and Finger Floor Distance test.  
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Carrasco-Martínez F, Ibáñez-Vera AJ, Martínez-Amat A, Hita-Contreras F, Lomas-Vega R: Short-Term Effectiveness Of The Flexion-Distraction Technique In Comparison With High-Velocity Vertebral Manipulation In Patients Suffering From Low-Back Pain. Complement Ther Med 2019;44:61-67

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