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Article: The effectiveness of thoracic manipulation on patients with chronic mechanical neck pain - A randomized controlled trial

TitleThe effectiveness of thoracic manipulation on patients with chronic mechanical neck pain - A randomized controlled trial
Authors
KeywordsNeck pain
Spinal manipulation
Thoracic spine
Issue Date2011
PublisherChurchill Livingstone. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/math
Citation
Manual Therapy, 2011, v. 16 n. 2, p. 141-147 How to Cite?
AbstractThe aim of our study was to assess the effectiveness of thoracic manipulation (TM) on patients with chronic neck pain. 120 patients aged between 18 and 55 were randomly allocated into two groups: an experimental group which received TM and a control group without the manipulative procedure. Both groups received infrared radiation therapy (IRR) and a standard set of educational material. TM and IRR were given twice weekly for 8 sessions. Outcome measures included craniovertebral angle (CV angle), neck pain (Numeric Pain Rating Scale; NPRS), neck disability (Northwick Park Neck Disability Questionnaire; NPQ), health-related quality of life status (SF36 Questionnaire) and neck mobility. These outcome measures were assessed immediately after 8 sessions of treatment, 3-months and at a 6-month follow-up. Patients that received TM showed significantly greater improvement in pain intensity (p = 0.043), CV angle (p = 0.049), NPQ (p = 0.018), neck flexion (p = 0.005), and the Physical Component Score (PCS) of the SF36 Questionnaire (p = 0.002) than the control group immediately post-intervention. All these improvements were maintained at the 6-month follow-ups. This study shows that TM was effective in reducing neck pain, improving dysfunction and neck posture and neck range of motion (ROM) for patients with chronic mechanical neck pain up to a half-year post-treatment. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/142578
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.869
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.863
ISI Accession Number ID
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dc.contributor.authorLau, HMCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWing Chiu, TTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T02:51:48Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-28T02:51:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationManual Therapy, 2011, v. 16 n. 2, p. 141-147en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1356-689Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/142578-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of our study was to assess the effectiveness of thoracic manipulation (TM) on patients with chronic neck pain. 120 patients aged between 18 and 55 were randomly allocated into two groups: an experimental group which received TM and a control group without the manipulative procedure. Both groups received infrared radiation therapy (IRR) and a standard set of educational material. TM and IRR were given twice weekly for 8 sessions. Outcome measures included craniovertebral angle (CV angle), neck pain (Numeric Pain Rating Scale; NPRS), neck disability (Northwick Park Neck Disability Questionnaire; NPQ), health-related quality of life status (SF36 Questionnaire) and neck mobility. These outcome measures were assessed immediately after 8 sessions of treatment, 3-months and at a 6-month follow-up. Patients that received TM showed significantly greater improvement in pain intensity (p = 0.043), CV angle (p = 0.049), NPQ (p = 0.018), neck flexion (p = 0.005), and the Physical Component Score (PCS) of the SF36 Questionnaire (p = 0.002) than the control group immediately post-intervention. All these improvements were maintained at the 6-month follow-ups. This study shows that TM was effective in reducing neck pain, improving dysfunction and neck posture and neck range of motion (ROM) for patients with chronic mechanical neck pain up to a half-year post-treatment. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherChurchill Livingstone. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/mathen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofManual Therapyen_HK
dc.subjectNeck painen_HK
dc.subjectSpinal manipulationen_HK
dc.subjectThoracic spineen_HK
dc.subject.meshChronic Disease-
dc.subject.meshManipulation, Spinal-
dc.subject.meshNeck Pain - rehabilitation-
dc.subject.meshSingle-Blind Method-
dc.subject.meshThoracic Vertebrae-
dc.titleThe effectiveness of thoracic manipulation on patients with chronic mechanical neck pain - A randomized controlled trialen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.math.2010.08.003en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid20813577-
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dc.identifier.volume16en_HK
dc.identifier.issue2en_HK
dc.identifier.spage141en_HK
dc.identifier.epage147en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWing Chiu, TT=24492420800en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLam, TH=7202522876en_HK

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