For anybody out there interested in scientific studies, this paper was published early in 2013 about the outcomes of Osteopathic treatment for lower back pain.
Outcomes of osteopathic manual treatment for chronic low back pain according to baseline pain severity: Results from the OSTEOPATHIC Trial
The study consisted of over 400 patients with varying degrees of lower back pain who were treated 6 times over an 8 week period. Patients were then re-assessed after 12 weeks to determine if there was any improvement in their condition.
For anybody who has had Osteopathic treatment for lower back pain, the results do not come as much of a surprise, with the primary outcome being a substantial improvement in lower back pain.