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Exercises for mechanical neck disorders.
BACKGROUND Neck disorders are common, disabling and costly. The effectiveness of exercise as a physiotherapy intervention remains unclear. OBJECTIVES To improve pain, disability, function, patientExpand
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Efficacy of spinal manipulation and mobilization for low back pain and neck pain: a systematic review and best evidence synthesis.
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Despite the many published randomized clinical trials (RCTs), a substantial number of reviews and several national clinical guidelines, much controversy still remains regarding theExpand
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2015 Updated Method Guideline for Systematic Reviews in the Cochrane Back and Neck Group
Study Design. Method guideline for systematic reviews of trials of interventions for neck and back pain, and related spinal disorders. Objective. To help authors design, conduct, and reportExpand
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Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report
BackgroundThe purpose of this report is to provide a succinct but comprehensive summary of the scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of manual treatment for the management of a variety ofExpand
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A Randomized Clinical Trial of Exercise and Spinal Manipulation for Patients With Chronic Neck Pain
Study Design. A randomized, parallel-group, single-blinded clinical trial was performed. After a 1-week baseline period, patients were randomized to 11 weeks of therapy, with posttreatment follow-upExpand
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Manual therapy and exercise for neck pain: a systematic review.
Manual therapy is often used with exercise to treat neck pain. This cervical overview group systematic review update assesses if manual therapy, including manipulation or mobilisation, combined withExpand
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Manual examination of the spine: a systematic critical literature review of reproducibility.
OBJECTIVE Poor reproducibility of spinal palpation has been reported in previously published literature, and authors of recent reviews have posted criticism on study quality. This article criticallyExpand
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Manipulation or mobilisation for neck pain: a Cochrane Review.
Manipulation and mobilisation are often used, either alone or combined with other treatment approaches, to treat neck pain. This review assesses if manipulation or mobilisation improves pain,Expand
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Traction for low-back pain with or without sciatica.
BACKGROUND Various types of traction are used in the treatment of low-back pain (LBP), often in conjunction with other treatments. OBJECTIVES To determine the effectiveness of traction in theExpand
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Spinal Manipulation, Medication, or Home Exercise With Advice for Acute and Subacute Neck Pain
BACKGROUND Mechanical neck pain is a common condition that affects an estimated 70% of persons at some point in their lives. Little research exists to guide the choice of therapy for acute andExpand
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