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United Kingdom back pain exercise and manipulation (UK BEAM) trial

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7492.674-a (Published 17 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:674

Is manipulation the most cost effective addition to “best care”?

  1. Torill H Tveito, research fellow (Torill.Tveito@psych.uib.no),
  2. Hege R Eriksen, professor
  1. Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Jonas Liesvei 91, N-5009 Bergen, Norway
  2. Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Jonas Liesvei 91, N-5009 Bergen, Norway

    EDITOR—We are surprised by the conclusions of the two papers by the UK BEAM Trial Team.12 The authors compared three interventions: manipulation, exercise, and the combination of manipulation and exercise. In the recently published European guidelines for treatment of chronic low back pain (http://www.backpaineurope.org/) the trial is rated as of …

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