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Volume:2 Issue:6 Number:13 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #4486
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Improved short-term outcomes for mechanical neck pain with HVLA thrust manipulation

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OrthoEvidence. Improved short-term outcomes for mechanical neck pain with HVLA thrust manipulation. ACE Report. 2013;2(6):13. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/4486

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

Upper cervical and upper thoracic thrust manipulation versus nonthrust mobilization in patients with mechanical neck pain: a multicenter randomized clinical trial

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012 Jan;42(1):5-18. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2012.3894. Epub 2011 Sep 30

Contributing Authors: JR Dunning JA Cleland MA Waldrop CF Arnot IA Young M Turner G Sigurdsson

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107 patients were randomized to receive either high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust manipulation or non-thrust mobilization to determine which method provided improved short-term outcomes in the treatment of mechanical neck pain. Disability, pain, range of motion and motor control of the cervical flexors were assessed 48 hours post-intervention. The results indicated that HVLA thrust manipula...

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