PainSci notes on Oppel 2000:
A strong critical response to Preyde, pointing out serious flaws that negate the seemingly positive results. Some of the same criticisms are also perfectly applicable to the much more influential 2011 trial of massage for back pain by Cherkin et al.
- “A review of the evidence for the effectiveness, safety, and cost of acupuncture, massage therapy, and spinal manipulation for back pain,” Daniel C Cherkin, Karen J Sherman, Richard A Deyo, and Paul G Shekelle, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2003.
Oppel 2000 is about: