Chiropractic care may ease back-related leg pain

People with leg pain related to back problems had more short-term relief if they received chiropractic care along with exercise and advice, rather than exercise and advice alone, a new study has found.

Patients with back-related leg pain, such as sciatica, are usually treated with prescription medications, injections and surgery.

Increasingly, spinal manipulative therapy by chiropractors, exercise and self-management are being recommended as low-risk strategies for back-related leg pain, but good research studies have been lacking, experts say.

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