Cardiovascular Response to Anteriorly Directed Pressure Applied to the Cervical Spine – A Randomized, Repeated-Measures, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study
Abstract for the presentation Research Report Poster Presentation, Number: RR-PO-11-08-Sat, World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2015 Abstracts, Singapore, 1-4 May 2015.
Background: Globally, therapists employ cervical spine (CS) unilateral anterior glide (UPA) daily for various cervical spine painful conditions. The europhysiologic system that modulates pain overlaps with blood pressure (BP) as observed in BP-related hypoalgesia. However, there is no literature describing the cardiovascular response of the UPA. There is also conflicting evidence whether joint mobilization produces sympatho-excitatory or sympatho-inhibitory response based on two previous studies that utilized central anterior glide (CPA) and unilateral posterior pressures (AP) respectively.
Yung, E. et al. "Cardiovascular Response to Anteriorly Directed Pressure Applied to the Cervical Spine – A Randomized, Repeated-Measures, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study." Physiotherapy 101 suppl. 1 (2015): e1655-e1656.