publication . Article . 2012

P02.164. The effects of five sessions of cupping massage on chronic non-specific neck pain: a randomized controlled pilot study

Gustav Dobos; J. Saha; G Irmisch; Frauke Musial; Thomas Rampp; Christoph Hohmann; R. Rolke; Kyung-Eun Choi; S. Schumann; Jost Langhorst; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, volume 12, issue Suppl 1, page P220 (issn: 1472-6882, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract
Methods 50 patients with cNP (age 53.3 ± 10.4 yrs) were examined at baseline and then randomized to treatment (TG) or standard medical care (SMC). Data were collected at baseline (T1) and T2 (for TG after treatment). TG received five treatment sessions of CM, while the SMC group was waiting. Subjective outcome measures included visual analogue scale for pain (VAS), Neck Pain Disability Index (NDI), and quality of life (SF36). Neurophysiologic testing included Quantitative Sensory Testing subtests mechanical detection threshold (MDT), pressure pain threshold (PPT), vibration threshold (VDT) and two-point discrimination (2PD) at the point of maximum pain (Pmax), c...
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free text keywords: Complementary and alternative medicine, General Medicine, Poster Presentation, Non specific, Massage, Neck pain, medicine.symptom, medicine, Medical care, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, Quality of life, Outcome measures, Visual analogue scale, business.industry, business, Detection threshold, Traditional medicine
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