Cervical Manipulation Improves More Than Just Neck Pain. -

Cervical Manipulation Improves More Than Just Neck Pain.

High-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) manipulation is widely used by Osteopaths in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems. A recent research review found that cervical HVLA manipulation treatment improves both cervical range of motion and mouth opening. Among patients with lateral epicondylalgia (tennis elbow), cervical HVLA manipulation can result in increased pain-free handgrip strength. Lastly, in patients with hypertension, blood pressure appears to decrease following cervical HVLA manipulation.
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, July 2017

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