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Manual therapy treatment of cervicogenic dizziness: a systematic review.
Man Ther 2005; 10(1):4-13MT

Abstract

Dizziness is a common and often disabling disorder. In some people the cause of their dizziness is pathology or dysfunction of upper cervical vertebral segments that can be treated with manual therapy. The aim of the present study was to systematically review the literature on the manual therapy treatment of patients with cervicogenic dizziness, by identifying and evaluating both randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-RCTs (controlled clinical trials and non-controlled studies). Seven electronic databases were searched up to July 2003, article reference lists were screened and an expert panel elicited to obtain relevant trials. Nine studies met the inclusion criteria and key data was extracted. Two reviewers assessed the validity of the studies using the Cochrane format and found that all studies had low methodological quality. However, a consistent finding was that all studies had a positive result with significant improvement in symptoms and signs of dizziness after manual therapy treatment. Therefore, Level 3 evidence for manual therapy treatment of cervicogenic dizziness was obtained indicating it should be considered in the management of patients with this disorder provided there is evidence of improvement. This review has identified the need for further RCTs of acceptable methodological quality.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. msreid@bigpond.net.auNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review
Systematic Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15681263

Citation

Reid, Susan A., and Darren A. Rivett. "Manual Therapy Treatment of Cervicogenic Dizziness: a Systematic Review." Manual Therapy, vol. 10, no. 1, 2005, pp. 4-13.
Reid SA, Rivett DA. Manual therapy treatment of cervicogenic dizziness: a systematic review. Man Ther. 2005;10(1):4-13.
Reid, S. A., & Rivett, D. A. (2005). Manual therapy treatment of cervicogenic dizziness: a systematic review. Manual Therapy, 10(1), pp. 4-13.
Reid SA, Rivett DA. Manual Therapy Treatment of Cervicogenic Dizziness: a Systematic Review. Man Ther. 2005;10(1):4-13. PubMed PMID: 15681263.
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