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Title: Effectiveness of cervical lateral glide mobilization in the management of cervicobrachial pain
Author: Salt, Emma
ISNI:       0000 0004 5351 2624
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2014
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Background Cervicobrachial pain is a painful condition which, when chronic, might lead to high levels of disability. Limited data from small studies have reported that the lateral glide mobilisation is effective on reducing pain in the short-term. The primary aim of this study was to establish whether the lateral glide mobilisation technique was effective in reducing pain in the long-term. Methods Literature reviews on cervicobrachial pain provided the rational to conduct a phase III trial. An audit and a preliminary study were used to inform methods for the trial. A single-centre randomised clinical trial was conducted on participants with chronic cervicobrachial pain. Participants were randomised to receive either the lateral glide with self-management or self-management alone. The trial was powered to detect a between group difference of 20mm on worst pain on a visual analogue scale (VAS) at 52 weeks follow-up. Results Ninety-nine participants were recruited to the trial. There was a non-significant between-group difference for mean VAS(worst pain) scores at 52 week follow-up (p=0.52; 95% CI -14.72 to 7.44). Conclusion The findings from this trial provided no evidence that the lateral glide was more effective than a comparator in the management of chronic cervicobrachial pain in the long-term.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: R Medicine (General) ; RC1200 Sports Medicine