Spinal manipulation as good as drugs for back pain

And it performed better than non-recommended interventions like light massage, shows study
Reuters Health

Spinal manipulation therapy isn’t routinely recommended as the initial treatment for low back pain, but a research review suggests this approach may work as well as interventions that doctors typically prescribe first.

The treatment eases lower back pain as much as exercise, NSAIDs and painkillers and appeared better for improving short-term function, the review shows.