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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #6674
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Effect of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy on pain and disability in people with neck pain


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy has similar effects on pain and disability as ‘wait and see’ and other approaches in people with neck pain: a systematic review

J Physiother. 2014 Jun;60(2):78-84. doi: 10.1016/j.jphys.2014.05.006. Epub 2014 Jun 10.

Contributing Authors: H Takasaki S May

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Synopsis

5 randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) were examined within this meta-analysis and systematic review to determine how effective Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy is at reducing the pain and disability experienced by patients with neck pain when compared to "wait-and see"/conventional therapeutic methods. Pooled analysis of 2 studies that compared Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) to a ...

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