Cervico-thoracic vs. cervical thrust manipulation for mechanical neck pain
Short-term effects of spinal thrust joint manipulation in patients with chronic neck pain: a randomized clinical trialClin Rehabil. 2013 Jun;27(6):504-12. doi: 10.1177/0269215512464501. Epub 2012 Nov 5
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82 patients with chronic mechanical neck pain were randomized to receive full manipulation, which included mid-cervical, cervico-thoracic and thoracic thrust manipulations, or to a group receiving cervical thrust manipulation alone. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was an added benefit of the full manipulation treatment to neck pain, disability and range of motion. After one wee...
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