The effectiveness of thoracic manipulation on patients with chronic mechanical neck pain - a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Lau2011TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of thoracic manipulation on patients with chronic mechanical neck pain - a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Herman Mun Cheung Lau and Thomas Chiu and Tai-hing Lam},
  journal={Manual therapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={141-7}
}
The 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… CONTINUE READING

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