The effectiveness of manual physical therapy and exercise for mechanical neck pain: a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Walker2008TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of manual physical therapy and exercise for mechanical neck pain: a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Michael Walker and Robert E. Boyles and Brian A Young and Joseph B Strunce and Matthew B Garber and Julie M Whitman and Gail Dean Deyle and Robert S. Wainner},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 22},
  pages={2371-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of manual physical therapy and exercise (MTE) for mechanical neck pain with or without unilateral upper extremity (UE) symptoms, as compared to a minimal intervention (MIN) approach. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Mounting evidence supports the use of manual therapy and exercise for mechanical neck pain, but no studies have directly assessed its effectiveness for UE symptoms. METHODS A total of 94 patients referred… CONTINUE READING
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