Papers associated with the United Kingdom Back Pain Exercise and Manipulation (BEAM) trial
Brealey S, Burton K, Coulton S, et al. UK Back pain Exercise And Manipulation (UK BEAM) trial–national randomised trial of physical treatments for back pain in primary care: objectives, design and interventions [ISRCTN32683578]. BMC Health Services Research. 2003;3(1):16. A PDF of this paper can be found here.
Froud R, Eldridge S, Lall R, et al. Estimating the number needed to treat from continuous outcomes in randomised controlled trials: methodological challenges and worked example using data from the UK Back Pain Exercise and Manipulation (BEAM) trial. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2009 11;9:35. A PDF of this paper can be found here.
Farrin A, Russell I, Torgerson D, et al. Differential recruitment in a cluster randomized trial in primary care: the experience of the UK back pain, exercise, active management and manipulation (UK BEAM) feasibility study. Clinical Trials. 2005;2(2):119-24. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16279133
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Low back pain
von Heymann WJ, Schloemer P, Timm J, Muehlbauer B. Spinal high-velocity low amplitude manipulation in acute nonspecific low back pain: a double-blinded randomized controlled trial in comparison with diclofenac and placebo. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Apr 1;38(7):540-8. A link to this study can be found here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23026869
de Oliveira RF, Liebano RE, Costa LD, Rissato LL, Costa LO. Immediate Effects of Region-Specific and Non-Region-Specific Spinal Manipulative Therapy in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Phys Ther. 2013 Mar 21. [Epub ahead of print. A link to this study can be found here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23431209
Licciardone JC, Minotti DE, Gatchel RJ, Kearns CM, Singh KP. Osteopathic manual treatment and ultrasound therapy for chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Fam Med. 2013 Mar;11(2):122-9. A link to this study can be found here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23508598
Evans DW, Breen AC, Pincus T, et al. The effectiveness of a posted information package on the beliefs and behavior of musculoskeletal practitioners: the UK Chiropractors, Osteopaths, and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists Low Back Pain ManagemENT (COMPLeMENT) randomized trial. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010;35(8):858-66. A link to this study can be found here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20308941.
Chown M, Whittamore L, Rush B et al. A prospective study of patients with chronic back pain randomised to group exercise, physiotherapy or osteopathy. Physiotherapy. 2008;94:21-28. A PDF of the full text of the study can be found here.
Goldby LJ, Moore AP, Doust J, et al. A randomized controlled trial investigating the efficiency of musculoskeletal physiotherapy on chronic low back disorder. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2006;31(10):1083-93. A link to the study abstract can be found here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16648741.
Hurwitz EL, Morgenstern H, Kominski GF, et al. A randomized trial of chiropractic and medical care for patients with low back pain: eighteen-month follow-up outcomes from the UCLA low back pain study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2006 Mar 15;31(6):611-21; discussion 622. A link to the study abstract can be found here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16540862
Evans DW, Foster NE, Underwood M, et al. Testing the effectiveness of an innovative information package on practitioner reported behaviour and beliefs: the UK Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists Low back pain ManagemENT (COMPLeMENT) trial [ISRCTN77245761]. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2005;6:41. A PDF of the full text of this study can be found here.
Licciardone JC, Stoll ST, Fulda KG, et al. Osteopathic manipulative treatment for chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2003;28(13):1355-62. A link to this study can be found here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12838090.
Williams NH, Wilkinson C, Russell I, et al. Randomized osteopathic manipulation study (ROMANS): pragmatic trial for spinal pain in primary care. Family Practice. 2003 Dec;20(6):662-9. A PDF of the full text of this study can be found here. A cost-utility analysis of this study was conducted and its details are given here.
Burton AK, Tillotson KM, Cleary J. Single-blind randomised controlled trial of chemonucleolysis and manipulation in the treatment of symptomatic lumbar disc herniation. European Spine Journal. 2000;9(3):202-7. A link to this trial can be found here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10905437
Andersson GB, Lucente T, Davis AM, et al. A comparison of osteopathic spinal manipulation with standard care for patients with low back pain. New England Journal of Medicine. 1999;341(19):1426-31. A PDF of the full text of the study can be found here.
Cherkin DC, Deyo RA, Battié M, et al. A comparison of physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, and provision of an educational booklet for the treatment of patients with low back pain. New England Journal of Medicine. 1998;339(15):1021-9. A PDF of the full text of the study can be found here.
Triano JJ, McGregor M, Hondras MA, et al. Manipulative therapy versus education programs in chronic low back pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1995;20(8):948-55. A link to the study abstract can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7644961
MacDonald RS, Bell CM. An open controlled assessment of osteopathic manipulation in nonspecific low-back pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1990 May;15(5):364-70. A link to the study abstract can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2141951
Doran DM, Newell DJ. Manipulation in treatment of low back pain: a multicentre study. British Medical Journal. 1975;2(5964):161-4. A PDF of the full text of the study can be found here.
Smith J, Bolton PS. What are the clinical criteria justifying spinal manipulative therapy for neck pain?- a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Pain Med. 2013 Apr;14(4):460-8. doi: 10.1111/pme.12041. Epub 2013 Feb 22. A link to the study abstract can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23432939
Papa L, Mandara A, Bottali M, Gulisano V, Orfei S. A randomized control trial on the effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative treatment in reducing pain and improving the quality of life in elderly patients affected by osteoporosis. Clin Cases Miner Bone Metab. 2012 Sep;9(3):179-83. Epub 2012 Dec 20. A PDF of the full text of this study can be found here.
Wyatt K, Edwards V, Franck L, Britten N, Creanor S, Maddick A, Logan S. Cranial osteopathy for children with cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial. Arch Dis Child. 2011 Jun;96(6):505-12. doi: 10.1136/adc.2010.199877. Epub 2011 Feb 24. A link to the study abstract can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21349889
Licciardone JC, Buchanan S, Hensel KL, et al. Osteopathic manipulative treatment of back pain and related symptoms during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2010;202(1):43.e1-8. A PDF of the full text of this study can be found here.
Licciardone JC, Stoll ST, Cardarelli KM, et al. A randomized controlled trial of osteopathic manipulative treatment following knee or hip arthroplasty. Journal of the American Osteopathic Assoc. 2004;104(5):193-202. A PDF of the full text of this study can be found here.
Williams NH, Edwards RT, Linck P, et al. Cost-utility analysis of osteopathy in primary care: results from a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. Family Practice. 2004;21(6):643-50. A PDF of the full text of this study can be found here.