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ACE Report #6775
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Comparison of two thoracic spinal manipulation techniques for chronic mechanical neck pain

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparative short-term effects of two thoracic spinal manipulation techniques in subjects with chronic mechanical neck pain: a randomized controlled trial

Man Ther. 2014 Aug;19(4):331-7. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2014.03.002. Epub 2014 Mar 14.

Contributing Authors: A Casanova-Méndez A Oliva-Pascual-Vaca C Rodriguez-Blanco AM Heredia-Rizo K Gogorza-Arroitaonandia G Almazán-Campos

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64 patients with medical diagnosis of chronic non-specific neck pain (NSNP) were randomized to one of two thoracic spinal manual therapy techniques: dog-technique and toggle recoil technique. Results indicated that although neck mobility, pain, and mechanosensitivity improved within both groups immediately following intervention and 20 minutes after intervention, only the toggle recoil group achie...

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