The Nordic Maintenance Care Program:
Effectiveness of chiropractic maintenance care versus symptom-guided treatment for recurrent and persistent low
back pain – A pragmatic randomised controlled trail.
This exciting study concluded that chiropractic maintenance care was more effective than symptom-guided
treatment in reducing the total number of days over 52 weeks with bothersome non-specific
LBP (lower back pain). It was suggested that for selected patients with recurrent or persistent
non-specific LBP who respond well to an initial course of chiropractic care, that maintenance chiropractic
care should be considered an option for prevention.