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Table 6 Adverse events during the 12-week treatment*

From: Multidisciplinary integrative care versus chiropractic care for low back pain: a randomized clinical trial

  Treatment group Group difference
Chiropractic care Integrated care Chiropractic care minus Integrated care (95% CI)
n
(%)
Median bothersomeness ^ n
(%)
Median bothersomeness ^
Different type of pain 33 (33.7%) 6 35 (34.7%) 5 − 1.0 (− 13.9 to 12.0)
Increased back pain intensity 20 (20.4%) 5 23 (22.8%) 5 − 2.4 (− 13.7 to 9.1)
New or increased leg pain, numbness, or weakness 16 (16.3%) 4 13 (12.9%) 2 3.5 (− 6.5 to 13.5)
Unusual or increased soreness 41
(41.8%)
3 47
(46.5%)
3 − 4.7 (− 18.1 to 9.0)
Skin irritation 4
(4.1%)
7 5 (5.0%) 2 − 0.9 (− 7.5 to 5.7)
More fatigue than usual 14
(14.3%)
5 13 (12.9%) 4 1.4 (− 8.3 to 11.2)
Dizziness or lightheadedness 11
(11.2%)
4 12 (11.9%) 3 − 0.7 (− 9.8 to 8.6)
Upset stomach, nausea, or vomiting 6
(6.1%)
4 5 (5.0%) 2 1.2 (− 5.8 to 8.3)
Changes in bowel or bladder habits 4
(4.1%)
1 13 (12.9%) 0.5 − 8.8 (− 17.1 to − 0.9)
  1. *Analysis included 98 participants in Chiropractic care group and 101 in Integrated care group;
  2. Participants reporting at least one event during treatment, participants could report more than one event
  3. ^Bothersomeness on 0–10 scale; bothersomeness was averaged for participants with more than one of the same event during the 12 weeks of treatment