The Immediate Cardiovascular Response to Joint Mobilization of the Neck - A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial in Pain-Free AdultsPTHMS Faculty Publications
AbstractBackground: 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.
Citation InformationYung, 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.