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Comparison of between Upper Thoracic Manipulation and Cervical Stability Training on Range of Motion and Neck Disability in Patients with Chronic Mechanical Neck Pain
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 Title & Authors
Comparison of between Upper Thoracic Manipulation and Cervical Stability Training on Range of Motion and Neck Disability in Patients with Chronic Mechanical Neck Pain
Lee, Byoung-Kwon; Yang, Jin-Mo; Kang, Keung-Hwan;
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 Abstract
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate how upper thoracic manipulation and cervical stability training affects cervical range of motion and neck disability index of patients with chronic mechanical neck pain. METHODS: 30 patients with chronic mechanical neck pain, and randomly divided into the upper thoracic manipulation and the cervical stability training group. Upper thoracic manipulation group was conducted to the upper thoracic manipulation, and cervical stability training was conducted to the cervical stability training. Intervention period was 6 weeks, and 3 sessions, each of which was run for 5~10 minutes. The subjects were measured neck range of motion before and after intervention by electro-goniometer. Neck disability index was used to measure neck disability index Korean version. RESULTS: Comparison within groups, there were significant difference in neck range of motion before and after intervention, and Neck disability index significantly reduced in the cervical stability training group. The comparison between groups, there were no significant difference in neck range of motion and neck disability index. CONCLUSION: Upper thoracic manipulation and cervical stability training to the patients with chronic neck pain was helpful to improve neck range of motion and cervical stability training was helpful to improve neck disability index.
 Keywords
Cervical stability;Chronic mechanical neck pain;Thoracic manipulation;
 Language
Korean
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