Combination of two manipulative techniques for the treatment of cervicogenic dizziness: a randomized controlled trial
Cervicogenic dizziness is clinically associated with upper cervical spine dysfunctions. It seems that manual therapy decreases the intensity of dizziness in these subjects, but what happens to pain measured by pressure pain threshold (PPT) has not been studied. Purpose: analyze the short-term effects of combination two manipulation techniques protocol in worst dizziness intensity (wVAS), dizziness and cervical disability, upper cervical spine mobility and mechanosensivity of cervical tissue. Methods: Assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial was developed. A total of 40 patients with cervicogenic dizziness were randomly divided into two groups. The experimental group received three treatments consisting of a functional massage and a manipulation technique, and compared with a control group. The wVAS, dizziness handicap inventory (DHI), neck disability index (NDI), UCS mobility, and PPTs were measured. Measurements were made at the baseline, first follow-up 48 h after intervention and second follow-up 1 month after the intervention. Results: at second follow-up wVAS (p < 0.001), NDI (p < 0.001), DHI (p < 0.001), and upper right trapezius (p < 0.022) and right suboccipital (p < 0.043) PPTs showed a difference between groups in favor of the experimental group. Conclusions: apparently, the proposed intervention protocol decreases the intensity of dizziness and the mechanosensitivity of the cervical tissue and improves the feeling of disability due to neck pain and dizziness.
61 - Medicina
616.7 - Patologia dels òrgans de la locomoció. Sistema locomotor i esquelètic
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Randomized controlled trial
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Carrasco-Uribarren, Andoni; Pardos-Aguilella, Pilar; Pérez-Guillén, Silvia [et al.]. Combination of two manipulative techniques for the treatment of cervicogenic dizziness: a randomized controlled trial. Life, 2022, 12(7), 1023. Disponible en: <https://www.mdpi.com/2075-1729/12/7/1023>. Fecha de acceso: 27 oct. 2022. DOI: 10.3390/life12071023
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