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Vol:2 Issue:7 Number:220 ISSN#:2564-2537
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ACE Report #865
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Thrust mobilization/manipulation of thoracic spine reduces short-term neck pain

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OrthoEvidence. Thrust mobilization/manipulation of thoracic spine reduces short-term neck pain. ACE Report. 2013;2(7):220. Available from:

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

Short-term effects of thrust versus nonthrust mobilization/manipulation directed at the thoracic spine in patients with neck pain: a randomized clinical trial

Phys Ther. 2007 Apr;87(4):431-40. Epub 2007 Mar 6

Contributing Authors: JA Cleland P Glynn JM Whitman SL Eberhart C MacDonald JD Childs

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60 subjects with a primary complaint of mechanical neck pain were randomized to receive one of two types of physical therapy treatments to examine outcomes of pain and disability. One group received a thoracic spine thrust-manipulation and the second group received a non-thrust manipulation/mobilization. Results indicated that the subjects receiving the thoracic thrust manipulation demonstrated si...

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