Descending Modulation in Manual Therapy

The Role of Descending Modulation in Manual Therapy and Its Analgesic Implications: A Narrative Review

A Chiropractic adjustment is a neurophysiological event in the human body. The act of touching and adjusting patient results is neurophysiological effects, regardless of the theory or reason given to perform it. This paper reviews some of the effects of different types on hands-on manual therapies on the nervous system. These include spinal manipulation, massage, mobilization, neural mobilization, acupressure, and others.  It appears that different types of manual therapy work through different mechanisms, and how they are performed also modulates their effects.

 

Vigotsky AD, Bruhns RP. The Role of Descending Modulation in Manual Therapy and Its Analgesic Implications: A Narrative Review. Pain Research and Treatment. 2015;2015:292805. doi:10.1155/2015/292805

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4695672/

Corrigendum to “The Role of Descending Modulation in Manual Therapy and Its Analgesic Implications: A Narrative Review”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5684590/

 

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