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Volume:1 Issue:12 Number:36 ISSN#:2563-5476
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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #4672
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Thoracic spine thrust manipulation for mechanical neck pain


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

Thoracic spine thrust manipulation improves pain, range of motion, and self-reported function in patients with mechanical neck pain: a systematic review

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011 Sep;41(9):633-42. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2011.3670. Epub 2011 Aug 31

Contributing Authors: KM Cross C Kuenze TL Grindstaff J Hertel

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Synopsis

There is currently no gold standard treatment for mechanical neck pain. This systematic review assessed 6 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the effects of thoracic spine thrust manipulation on pain, range of motion, and self-reported function in patients with mechanical neck pain. Results revealed that this treatment led to short-term improvement in patients with acute or subacute me...

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