THE INFLUENCE OF THE CERVICAL TRACTION AND MANIPULATIVE METHODS IN A REPORT WITH CHRONIC NECK PAIN

Naser Lahu, Sylejman Miftari, Valmira Latifi-Lahu

Revious studies about the usefulness of manipulative methods and traction therapy have concluded with conflicting results.The aim of this study was to examine its efficacy in chronic neck pain. Sixty-four patients with at least 4 weeks of nonspecific neck pain were selected for the study. Data about demographic characteristics including age, sex, working status, and regular exercise were recorded. Each patient was randomly assigned to Group 1—receiving only standard physical therapy including thermotherapy, electro therapy and masage, and Group 2—treated with manipulative method and traction therapy in addition to standard physical therapy. The patients were re-evaluated at the end of the therapy. The data obtained were grouped according to the questions posed and the statistical processing is done with the SPSS program for calculating statistical parameters: structure, average size and measures of variability. Verification testing is done with the degree of reliability for 99.7% respectively with the degree of error of p <0:01 and p <0:05 with reliability of 95%.

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