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2021 Feb 17

Chiropr Man Therap



The global summit on the efficacy and effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy for the prevention and treatment of non-musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review of the literature.


Côté P, Hartvigsen J, Axén I, Leboeuf-Yde C, Corso M, Shearer H, Wong J, Marchand A-A, Cassidy DJ, French S, Kawchuk GN, Mior S, Poulsen E, Srbely J, Ammendolia C, Blanchette M-A, Busse JW, Bussières A, Cancelliere C, Christensen H W, et al.
Chiropr Man Therap. 2021 Feb 17; 29(1):8.
PMID: 33596925.


A small proportion of chiropractors, osteopaths, and other manual medicine providers use spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) to manage non-musculoskeletal disorders. However, the efficacy and effectiveness of these interventions to prevent or treat non-musculoskeletal disorders remain controversial.