Manual therapy includes:
Manual therapy is sometimes used for neck pain. A review of multiple studies shows that exercise and mobilization, either separate or used together, are likely to be helpful in the treatment of nonspecific neck pain. Manipulation is also likely to be helpful.1
Before you try manual therapy for neck pain, think about the following:
Do your research. Not all manual therapy is the same. And there isn't a good way to tell what will be helpful and what won't. Ask your doctor if it is safe for you to get manual therapy. If you decide to try it, talk to a couple of different therapists before you choose and get treated by one.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics|
|Last Revised||February 7, 2012|
Last Revised: February 7, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
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