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ACE Report #8071
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

No benefit of thoracic spinal manipulative therapy vs. sham in subacromial impingement


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

Immediate changes in pressure pain sensitivity after thoracic spinal manipulative therapy in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome: A randomized controlled study

Man Ther. 2015 Aug;20(4):540-6.

Contributing Authors: JR Kardouni SW Shaffer PE Pidcoe SD Finucane SA Cheatham LA Michener

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Synopsis

48 patients with unilateral subacromial impingement syndrome were randomized to receive thoracic spinal manipulative therapy or a sham treatment. The purpose of this trial was to determine if thoracic spinal manipulative therapy affects shoulder pain sensitivity. The results indicated that the treatment group did not show additional benefit in terms of pressure pain threshold or patient reported o...

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