Clinical Features: All patients presented with low back pain radiating into one or both legs. Setting: a private chiropractic practice in Victoria, Australia.
Methods: Retrospective evaluation of 3 patients who consulted a private chiropractic practice and were treated with Sacro-Occipital technique (SOT) Category III protocol and a novel coughing procedure.
Intervention and Outcome: Standard SOT protocol was used, in particular a Category III work-up with a coughing technique that achieved resolution of low back pain.
Conclusion: Some patients presenting with signs and symptoms of nerve root irritation due to intervertebral disc involvement might be effectively treated using SOT and coughing as a possible mechanism to decrease intrathecal impingement.
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