Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Research Corner - Neck Pain

Jeanette Krogstad, PT, OCS, CFMT
Neck pain has become almost as prevalent as back pain in our society.  New research has shown that those who receive manual therapy techniques specific to their unique cervical dysfunction combined with stabilization exercises have better outcomes than those who receive exercise instruction alone.  If your symptoms linger more than a few days despite your best efforts, you might consider giving your physical therapist a call for customized manual therapy and neuromuscular re-education of the neck stabilizers, as well as instruction in the correct stabilization exercise program to perform at home.

A Comparison of the Effects of Stabilization Exercises Plus Manual Therapy to Those of Stabilization Exercises Alone in Patients With Nonspecific Mechanical Neck Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial