So we all know that our patients experience pain relief from many placebo based mechanisms. A little bit of joint cracking, needle tapping, and (insert modality here) can go a long way towards providing a patient some temporary relief which gets us to our main goal of restoring movement.
There has been decades of research on the aspects of placebo:
- 2 sugar pills better than 1 for reducing gastric ulcers(1)
- 1 injection better than 2 sugar pills for reducing gastric ulcers(1)
- Higher priced items are more effective than cheaper ones, but only when people know they are the higher priced meds.(1)
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