Manual therapy, physical therapy, or continued care by a general practitioner for patients with neck pain. A randomized, controlled trial.

@article{Hoving2002ManualTP,
  title={Manual therapy, physical therapy, or continued care by a general practitioner for patients with neck pain. A randomized, controlled trial.},
  author={Jan Lucas Hoving and Bart W Koes and Henrika C W de Vet and Danielle van der Windt and Willem J. J. Assendelft and Henk van Mameren and Walter Ljm Devill{\'e} and Jan J M Pool and Rob J. P. M. Scholten and L. M. Bouter},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={136 10},
  pages={713-22}
}
BACKGROUND Neck pain is a common problem, but the effectiveness of frequently applied conservative therapies has never been directly compared. OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of manual therapy, physical therapy, and continued care by a general practitioner. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Outpatient care setting in the Netherlands. PATIENTS 183 patients, 18 to 70 years of age, who had had nonspecific neck pain for at least 2 weeks. INTERVENTION 6 weeks of manual… CONTINUE READING