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[Neck pain: which physical therapies are recommended ?]

Rev Med Suisse. 2019 Jun 19;15(656):1266-1271

Authors: Lima Faria L, Berney S, Tartarat-Chapitre M, Schindler M

Different physical therapies for cervicalgia are described, as well as their efficacy, adverse effects, degree of evidence and recommendations. Several guidelines recommend active exercise, patient education and various treatments described here. According to the strict criteria of evidence-based medicine, active exercise, dry needling and probably laser therapy are effective as well as acupuncture. The use of a collar-neck brace is not recommended as first intention and should be limited in duration. Despite their clinical benefit and the inclusion of many therapies in several high-level scientific guidelines, the level of evidence of the recommendations could be enhanced by new research.

PMID: 31268254 [PubMed – in process]


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