Recent evidence supports the use of high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust manipulation to the thoracic spine in patients with neck pain. However, there is limited evidence of its effectiveness in patients with cervical radiculopathy.
Dr. Ian A. Young, PT, DSc, OCS, SCS, CORA Physical Therapy conducted research to compare the immediate and short-term effects of thoracic manipulation to those of a sham thoracic manipulation in patients with cervical radiculopathy. Learn more.