Effect of Cervical Spine Mobilization in the Treatment of Mechanical Neck pain–a Randomized Clinical Trial

Prabhu, Anupama and Reddy, Ravi Shankar and Ganesh, BM (2011) Effect of Cervical Spine Mobilization in the Treatment of Mechanical Neck pain–a Randomized Clinical Trial. International Journal of Current Research and Review, 3 (10). pp. 168-176.

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Abstract

Background: Mechanical neck pain (MNP) is the most common type of neck pain having its occurrence in general population. In mechanical neck pain there is reduction in mobility of either a single segment or multiple segments of cervical and thoracic spine in association with pain. This study attempted to determine the effect of cervical mobilization in patients with mechanical neck pain.Methods: 28 subjects were recruited and randomized into experimental and control group. The subjects in the experimental group received moist heat for 15 minutes, thoracic thrust manipulations and cervical mobilization and control group received moist heat for 15 minutes and thoracic thrust manipulation. Both the groups received intervention for a period of five sessions. The outcome measures Visual analog scale (VAS), cervical range of motion (CROM) and neck disability index (NDI) were measured before the intervention and following five sessions of intervention in both the groups.Results: Pre and post comparison within the gro ps showed a significant difference in all the outcome measures i.e. VAS, NDI and CROM in both experimental and control groups (p<0.05) but there was no significant difference between the groups for all the outcome measures (P>0.05).Conclusion: Both cervical mobilization and thoracic thrust mobilization was effective in the management of MNP. Cervical mobilization was not superior to thoracic thrust manipulation alone in the management of MNP.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobilization; Mechanical neck pain
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2016 10:04
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2016 10:04
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146252

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