Spinal manipulation for chronic neck pain

Oduneye F
Record ID 32004000180
Authors' objectives:

This study aims to assess the effectiveness of spinal manipulation on chronic neck pain.

Authors' recommendations: We found no randomised controlled trials comparing spinal manipulation with placebo or no treatment for chronic neck pain. We were, therefore, unable to draw conclusions about the effects of spinal manipulation relative to the natural progression of this condition. We found some evidence that spinal manipulation is equivalent to physiotherapy, intensive neck and shoulder training, and that spinal manipulation plus exercise may be more effective than spinal manipulation alone in reducing pain.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.wihrd.soton.ac.uk
Year Published: 2004
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England
MeSH Terms
  • Chronic Disease
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Manipulation, Spinal
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain
Organisation Name: Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development
Contact Address: Pauline King. Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development, Boldrewood Medical School, Bassett Crescent East, Highfield, Southampton. SO16 7PX Tel. +44 1703 595661 Fax +44 1703 595662
Copyright: Bazian Ltd, Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development
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