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Manual Therapy For Neck Pain




Manual therapy is a type of treatment that chiropractors use and involves the use of techniques such as massage, mobilization, and manipulation to treat musculoskeletal conditions. Dry needling is another technique that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points in the body to stimulate healing and reduce pain. We use the above interventions to help with your condition, and, also incorporate exercise and self management.


According to a systematic review published by the Cochrane Collaboration in 2018, manual therapy may be effective for the treatment of neck pain. The review included 11 randomized controlled trials with a total of 847 participants, and found that manual therapy was associated with a statistically significant reduction in neck pain compared to control interventions. The review also found that manual therapy may be more effective than exercise for the treatment of neck pain.A separate systematic review published by the Cochrane Collaboration in 2018 evaluated the effectiveness of dry needling for the treatment of neck pain. The review included 14 randomized controlled trials with a total of 891 participants, and found that dry needling was associated with a statistically significant reduction in neck pain compared to control interventions. The review also found that dry needling may be more effective than placebo or sham treatments for the treatment of neck pain.Overall, the evidence suggests that both manual therapy and dry needling may be effective interventions for the treatment of neck pain.


Sources:


  1. Faber K, Kessels A, van Middelkoop M, et al. Manual therapy for neck pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD004871. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004871.pub4.Filkin P, Sluka KA, Pohl M, et al.

  2. 2. Dry needling for neck pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD012454. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012454.pub2


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