Immediate Changes in Widespread Pressure Pain Sensitivity, Neck Pain, and Cervical Range of Motion After Cervical or Thoracic Thrust Manipulation in Patients With Bilateral Chronic Mechanical Neck Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 06/19/2012
Martinez–Segura R et al. – The results of the current randomized clinical trial suggest that cervical and thoracic thrust manipulation induce similar changes in PPT, neck pain intensity, and cervical range of motion in individuals with bilateral chronic mechanical neck pain. However, changes in PPT and cervical range of motion were small and did not surpass their respective minimal detectable change values.