Acute low back pain: systematic review of its prognosis
As a chiropractor, it is really hard to pass up an article like this one!! I can verify the findings in this an several other studies from what I see in my office. Low back pain is not a one time episode. Rather, it is a continuim of flare ups and remissions–with all the episodes essentially being one long one. However, although there are no studies to back this up to date, I see time and time again that intervention with chiropractic care can break this cycle and prevent future flare ups in the vast majority of cases.
bmj.com Abstracts: Pengel et al. 327 (7410): 323 –