Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2-2017

Program

Physical Therapy

Abstract

Background: Some normotensive patients can have a spike in resting systolic blood pressure (SBP) in response to acute neck pain. Applying the typical dosage of mobilization may potentially result in a sympatho-excitatory response, further increasing resting SBP. Therefore, there is a need to explore other dosage regimens that could result in a decrease in SBP.

Objectives: To compare the blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) response of pain-free, normotensive adults when receiving unilateral posterior-to-anterior mobilization (PA) applied to the neck versus its corresponding placebo (PA-P).

Study design: Double-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial.

Comments

PMID: 28219804

Version posted is an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication.

DOI

10.1016/j.msksp.2017.01.013

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