Table 2.18Neck Pain – Spinal Manipulation – Mixed – Non-Specific Pain

Study ID Year CountryTotal sample sizePopulation (Gender, Age)EligibilityRandomized Groups (no. of patients)Frequency and Treatment durationOutcomes and post-treatment follow-upQuality score
Korthanis-de Bos, I (2003)281,282

183% male: 39

Mean age: 45.5 yrs
Physiotherapy or manual therapy for NP in previous 6 mo, surgery of neck or specific cause of NP

Unknown (mix)
  1. Manual therapy, by 6 registered manual therapists who had followed a 3 years curriculum in manual therapy after training in physiotherapy, n = 60
  2. Physiotherapy, by 5 physiotherapists, n = 59
  3. General Practitioner care, n = 64
  1. maximum of 6 sessions
  2. maximum of 12 sessions

6 weeks

one session

  1. Pain: Perceived recovery-6-pt scale; mean pain during preceding week-11-pt scale
  2. Disability: NDI
  3. Work: Absenteeism from paid, unpaid work due to NP
  4. Utility of conventional care: Euro Quality of Life; N of patient taking prescription drugs; N of visits to general practice; N of sessions of manual therapy, physiotherapy; help from others; N of outpatient visits to medical specialist care
  5. Cost: 52-week cost diary-Direct, Indirect costs
  6. ADVERSE EVENTS: minor benign short term, reaction; increase in NP

Data measured at 3 months and 1 year

From: Appendix I, Summary Tables

Cover of Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Back Pain II
Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Back Pain II.
Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, No. 194.
Furlan AD, Yazdi F, Tsertsvadze A, et al.

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