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The BJÖRN-trial

The aim of this trial was to compare naprapathic manual therapy with evidence-based advice to stay active for back or neck pain regarding pain, disability, perceived recovery, health, sick leave, etc.  Naprapathy is characterized by manual manipulations with a focus on soft and connective tissues, aiming to decrease pain and disability in the musculoskeletal system. Four hundred and nine patients with pain and disability in the back or neck lasting for at least 2 weeks, were included in this randomized controlled trial. Outcomes were measured by questionnaires at baseline and after 3, 7, 12, 26 and 52 weeks. Lyssna Data from the trial is also used to identified prognostic factors for back and neck pain and to evaluate the cost effectiveness.