The effect of spinal manipulative therapy on heart rate variability and pain in patients with chronic neck pain: a randomized controlled trial

Abstract Background Recent experimental research has suggested that spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) may reduce pain through modulation of the ascending pain signals and/or the central pain-regulating mechanisms. People with persistent neck pain (NP) have also been found to have disturbances in aut...

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Main Authors: Anders Galaasen Bakken, Iben Axén, Andreas Eklund, Søren O’Neill
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: BMC 2019-10-01
Series:Trials
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Online Access:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s13063-019-3678-8