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Microwave diathermy provides no additional benefit to physiotherapy for chronic neck pain


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

Microwave diathermy for treating nonspecific chronic neck pain: a randomized controlled trial

Spine J. 2014 Aug 1;14(8):1712-21

Contributing Authors: JA Andrade Ortega E Cerón Fernández R García Llorent M Ribeiro González AD Delgado Martínez

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Synopsis

149 patients with nonspecific neck pain were randomly allocated into three groups: 1) continuous microwaves, 2) pulsed microwaves and 3) unplugged microwave diathermy (control group). All patients also performed range of motion and isometric exercises, and recevied transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. This study aimed to determine the efficacy of microwave diathermy to treat nonspecific ch...

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