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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #8727
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Moderate evidence that cervical spine manipulation reduces pain in cervical radiculopathy


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Does cervical spine manipulation reduce pain in people with degenerative cervical radiculopathy? A systematic review of the evidence, and a meta-analysis

Clin Rehabil. 2016 Feb;30(2):145-55

Contributing Authors: L Zhu X Wei S Wang

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Synopsis

Three randomized controlled trials were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the effectiveness and safety of spine manipulation in patients with cervical radiculopathy. Moderate quality evidence using the GRADE approach indicated a significant immediate reduction in pain with treatment. The quality of evidence was downgraded due to heterogeneity between trials. Althou...

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