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Manual Therapy for Persistent or Chronic Non-Specific Neck Pain: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: September 24, 2019
Project Number: RA1070-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of manual therapies for non-cancer, non-specific neck pain?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of manual therapies for non-cancer, non-specific neck pain?
  3. What are the evidence based guidelines regarding manual therapies for non-cancer, non-specific neck pain?

Key Message

One systematic review with meta-analyses was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of manual therapies for non-cancer, non-specific neck pain. One systematic review of clinical practice guidelines and two evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the use manual therapies for non-cancer, non-specific neck pain. Additionally, two economic evaluations were identified regarding the cost-effectiveness of manual therapies for non-cancer, non-specific neck pain.