Thoracic Manipulation & Cervical Pain
This 2008 RCT looked into the efficacy of 3 physiotherapy thoracic manipulation sessions on patients with mechanical neck pain. The comparison group received only heat therapy.
Result #1: The thoracic manipulation group showed significantly better outcomes for pain, mobility and disability (P<.05).
Result #2: Patients receiving thoracic manipulation were a couple of points on the 11 point VAS pain scale better at 2-week and 4-week follow-up periods.
Posted on: December 03, 2009
Categories: Cervical Spine , Thoracic Spine