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The Immediate Cardiovascular Response to Joint Mobilization of the Neck - A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial in Pain-Free Adults
PTHMS Faculty Publications
  • Emmanuel Yung, Sacred Heart University
  • Cheongeun Oh, New York University School of Medicine
  • Michael Wong, Azusa Pacific University
  • Jason Grimes, Sacred Heart University
  • Erica M. Barton, Azusa Pacific University
  • Muhammad I. Ali, Sacred Heart University
  • David Cameron, Sacred Heart University
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Background: Some normotensive patients can have a spike in resting systolic blood pressure (SBP) in response to acute neck pain. Applying the typical dosage of mobilization may potentially result in a sympatho-excitatory response, further increasing resting SBP. Therefore, there is a need to explore other dosage regimens that could result in a decrease in SBP. Objectives: To compare the blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) response of pain-free, normotensive adults when receiving unilateral posterior-to-anterior mobilization (PA) applied to the neck versus its corresponding placebo (PA-P). Study design: Double-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial.

PMID: 28219804

Version posted is an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication.

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Yung, E.Y., Oh, C., Wong, M.S., Grimes, J., Barton, E.M., Ali, M.I., Cameron, D. (2017). The immediate cardiovascular response to joint mobilization of the neck: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial in pain-free adults, Musculoskeletal Science and Practice 28, 71-78. doi: 10.1016/ j.msksp.2017.01.013.