Manual Therapy, Exercise and Traction for Patients With Cervical Radiculopathy: A RCT

2014-08-27 03:29:59 | BioPortfolio


To date, optimal strategies for the management of patients with Cervical Radiculopathy (CR) remain elusive. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of manual therapy, exercise, and cervical traction to manual therapy, exercise, and sham traction on pain, function and disability in patients with CR.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment


Cervical Radiculopathy


Sham Traction, Traction


Advance Rehab at Fredericksburg Orthopaedics
United States


Active, not recruiting


Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:29:59-0400

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