Osteopathic manipulation new treatment for back pain

March 27, 2013 5:36:54 AM PDT
Osteopathic manipulation involves moving out-of-line joints back into place, relaxing overused muscles, and massaging soft tissue.

Doctors at the University of North Texas studied nearly 500 people with chronic low back pain. A few weeks after getting osteopathic manipulation, 63-percent of patients reported improvement in their pain.

Doctors say osteopathic manipulation should be used as an add-on treatment when pain killers alone don't work.