Neurological

The effects of spinal mobilizations on the sympathetic nervous system: A systematic review

Kingston, L., Claydon, L., & Tumilty, S. (2014). The effects of spinal mobilizations on the sympathetic nervous system: A systematic review. Manual Therapy, 19(4), 281–287.

This systematic review evaluates the effect of spinal manipulations on the sympathetic nervous system. 7 studies are included in the review, and all of them were high quality according to the PEDRO scale. Findings indicate that spinal manipulations result in an increase in excitatory sympathetic activity, regardless of the segment mobilized.

Does cervical spine manipulation reduce pain in people with degenerative cervical radiculopathy? A systematic review of the evidence, and a meta-analysis

Zhu, L., Wei, X., & Wang, S. (2016). Does cervical spine manipulation reduce pain in people with degenerative cervical radiculopathy? A systematic review of the evidence, and a meta-analysis. Clinical Rehabilitation, 30(2), 145–155.

Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Li, Y., Wang, F., Feng, C., Yang, X., & Sun, Y. (2014). Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. PLoS ONE, 9(2).

Addressing Neuroplastic Changes in Distributed Areas of the Nervous System Associated With Chronic Musculoskeletal Disorders

Pelletier, R., Higgins, J., & Bourbonnais, D. (2015). Addressing Neuroplastic Changes in Distributed Areas of the Nervous System Associated With Chronic Musculoskeletal Disorders. Physical Therapy, 95(11), 1582–1591.

Peripheral response to cervical or thoracic spinal manual therapy: an evidence-based review with meta analysis

Chu, J., Allen, D. D., Pawlowsky, S., & Smoot, B. (2014). Peripheral response to cervical or thoracic spinal manual therapy: an evidence-based review with meta analysis. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 22(4), 220–229.

Non pharmacological interventions for spasticity in multiple sclerosis

Bhasker, A., Fary, K., Loredana, L. M., Marina, D., & Wade, D. T. (2013). Non pharmacological interventions for spasticity in multiple sclerosis. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

The Effect of Adding Forward Head Posture Corrective Exercises in the Management of Lumbosacral Radiculopathy: A Randomized Controlled Study

Moustafa, I. M., & Diab, A. A. (2015). The Effect of Adding Forward Head Posture Corrective Exercises in the Management of Lumbosacral Radiculopathy: A Randomized Controlled Study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 38(3), 167–178.

Migraine responds better to a combination of medical therapy and trigger point management than routine medical therapy alone

Ghanbari, A., Askarzadeh, S., Petramfar, P., & Mohamadi, M. (2015). Migraine responds better to a combination of medical therapy and trigger point management than routine medical therapy alone. NeuroRehabilitation, 37(1), 157–163.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Management of Cervical Radiculopathy: An Overview of Systematic Reviews

Wei, X., Wang, S., Li, J., Gao, J., Yu, J., Feng, M., & Zhu, L. (2015). Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Management of Cervical Radiculopathy: An Overview of Systematic Reviews. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2015, 1–10“.http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/793649/.

An overview of systematic reviews of complementary and alternative medicine for fibromyalgia

Terry, R., Perry, R., & Ernst, E. (2012). An overview of systematic reviews of complementary and alternative medicine for fibromyalgia. Clinical Rheumatology, 31(1), 55–66.

This paper evaluates systematic reviews on the effect of complementary and alternative medicine for fibromyalgia. 5 systematic reviews are included in the review, encompassing acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, and massage interventions. Findings indicate modest support for hydrotherapy and massage therapy for fibromyalgia, with less support for homeopathy and acupuncture.

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