In this systematic review, we present a comprehensive and up-to-date systematic review of the literature as it relates to the efficacy and effectiveness of spinal manipulation or mobilization in the management of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar-related extremity pain. There is moderate quality evidence that spinal manipulation is effective for the treatment of acute lumbar radiculopathy. The quality of evidence for chronic lumbar spine-related extremity symptoms and cervical spine-related extremity symptoms of any duration is low or very low. At present, no evidence exists for the treatment of thoracic radiculopathy. Future high-quality studies should address these conditions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Feb 1 2011|
- Musculoskeletal manipulations
- Peripheral nervous system diseases
- Spinal manipulation