Table 4

Frequency distributions and/or means (SDs) of clinical outcome variables at baseline and following an average of 17 days, 4.5 visits and 2.4 upper cervical adjustments

Baseline

Follow-Up

Reached Sub-Clinical Status*


Clinical Outcome

N

%

N

%

%

Neck NRS

None (0-2)

127

15.01%

525

62.06%

Total Sample:

62.20%

Mild (3-4)

215

25.41%

199

23.52%

Pre ≥3

57.10%

Moderate (5-7)

338

39.95%

103

12.17%

Severe (8-10)

166

19.62%

19

2.25%

Mean (SD)

5.2 (2.4)

2.3 (2.1)

Δ3.0 (56.8%)

HA NRS

None (0-2)

136

20.54%

450

67.98%

Total Sample:

68.00%

Mild (3-4)

157

23.72%

118

17.82%

Pre ≥3

62.70%

Moderate (5-7)

208

31.42%

73

11.03%

Severe (8-10)

161

24.32%

21

3.17%

Mean (SD)

5.1 (2.7)

1.9 (2.3)

Δ3.2 (62.8%)

MBP NRS

None (0-2)

150

22.09%

460

67.75%

Total Sample:

67.90%

Mild (3-4)

209

30.78%

127

18.70%

Pre ≥3

63.00%

Moderate (5-7)

204

30.04%

76

11.19%

Severe (8-10)

116

17.08%

16

2.36%

Mean (SD)

4.7 (2.5)

2.0 (2.1)

Δ2.8 (58.6%)

LBP NRS

None (0-2)

124

14.90%

507

60.94%

Total Sample:

61.20%

Mild (3-4)

199

23.92%

163

19.59%

Pre ≥3

55.90%

Moderate (5-7)

283

34.01%

127

15.26%

Severe (8-10)

226

27.16%

35

4.21%

Mean (SD)

5.5 (2.6)

2.4 (2.3)

Δ3.2 (57.0%)

NDI

None (0-9)

75

10.40%

305

42.36%

Total Sample:

42.40%

Mild (10-29)

357

49.51%

316

43.89%

Pre ≥10%

37.60%

Moderate (30-49)

200

27.74%

77

10.69%

Severe (≥50)

89

12.34%

22

3.06%

Mean (SD)

28.2 (16.7)

14.9 (13.5)

Δ13.3 (47.1%)

Oswestry

None (0-9)

105

14.64%

315

43.93%

Total Sample:

43.90%

Mild (10-29)

361

50.35%

309

43.10%

Pre ≥10%

36.90%

Moderate (30-49)

174

24.27%

73

10.18%

Severe (≥50)

77

10.74%

20

2.79%

Mean (SD)

25.9 (17.1)

14.2 (13.8)

Δ11.6 (45.0%)

Patient Satisfaction

1089

9.1(1.6)


NRS = 0 to 10 numeric rating scale.

* Post subclinical scores for the NDI and OBI are <10%; post subclinical scores for the NRS measures are <3. (Net = Follow-up - Baseline)

Eriksen et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:219   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-12-219

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