Table 1

Baseline characteristics of patients.

Treatment Strategies 1ChPT
Subjects 55%45%
Mean age (SD)41.4 (11.6)40.5 (11.9)
Percent Women60%65%
History of LBP72%70%

Previously treated for LBP 24%35%
Duration of sick leave before treatment
1–4 wk37%33%
Current episode of LBP
≤6 wk55%48%
Using pain medication20%26%
Sick leave
After treatment40%43%
At 6 mo48%46%

No of treatment sessions of Ch or Pt0-6 months4.96.4

1 Ch represents Chiropractic, Pt represents physical Therapy.