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Published online 2009 Jul 12. doi:  10.1186/1746-1340-17-7

Table 6

A description of patients with LBP who, after 1 month of treatment, fit this management strategy: "I would recommend that the patient continues with regular visits regardless of symptoms, as long as clinical findings indicate treatment (e.g. spinal dysfunction/subluxation)".

General definition of symptoms/findings given as reasonsTotal number of repliesExamples
Clinical findings14Still subluxated
Biomechanical dysfunction still there
Better posture
Posture changes not yet complete
Lumbar lordosis not yet optimal
SI stiffness still present
Postural imbalance
Recurrent severe leg length difference
Still antalgic
Positive straight leg raise
Soft tissue (e.g. trigger points, hypertonicity)

Symptoms4Easy onset of LBP
Can still get better
Recurrent LBP/symptoms
Chronic mild neurological signs e.g. stenosis
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