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Complementary and alternative medicine for neck pain: Focus on manipulative therapies-chiropractic and osteopathic techniques
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  • Journal title : TANG [HUMANITAS MEDICINE]
  • Volume 4, Issue 4,  2014, pp.25.1-25.4
  • Publisher : Association of Humanitas Medicine
  • DOI : 10.5667/tang.2014.0021
 Title & Authors
Complementary and alternative medicine for neck pain: Focus on manipulative therapies-chiropractic and osteopathic techniques
Plastaras, Christopher Thomas; Schran, Seth; Constantino, Joseph;
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 Abstract
Neck pain is an extremely common symptom with a variety of potential etiologies. A significant number of patients are turning to complementary and alternative medicine therapies. In particular, chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation techniques are discussed. "Low quality evidence", as per the GRADE system criteria used by the Cochrane Review, supports the beneficial effects of these treatments Complications are generally benign and self-limited although occasional catastrophic consequences have been documented. Medical practitioners should familiarize themselves and their patients with the risks and benefits of complementary and alternative medicine in order to make informed decisions.
 Keywords
neck pain;chiropractic;osteopathic;manipulation;complementary and alternative medicine;
 Language
English
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