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ACE Report #274
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Spinal manipulative therapy inhibits temporal summation in individuals with low back pain


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Spinal manipulative therapy has an immediate effect on thermal pain sensitivity in people with low back pain: A randomized controlled trial

Phys Ther. 2009 Dec;89(12):1292-303. Epub 2009 Oct 1.

Contributing Authors: JE Bialosky MD Bishop ME Robinson Zeppieri G SZ George

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Synopsis

36 patients experiencing low back pain (LBP) were randomized to receive spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), lumbar extension exercises, or stationary bicycle treatment. This study assessed the effects of all three interventions on A-delta fiber-mediated pain perception. The results of this trial indicated that inhibition of A-delta fiber-mediated pain perception was similar across all groups. Howev...

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