The Somatic Connection  |   July 2016
Craniosacral Therapy Shown Beneficial in Management of Chronic Neck Pain
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  • University of California, San Diego School of Medicine 
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The Somatic Connection   |   July 2016
Craniosacral Therapy Shown Beneficial in Management of Chronic Neck Pain
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 2016, Vol. 116, 486-487. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.095
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 2016, Vol. 116, 486-487. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.095
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Haller H, Lauche R, Cramer H, et al. Craniosacral therapy for the treatment of chronic neck pain: a randomized sham-controlled trial. Clin J Pain. 2016;32:441-449. doi:10.1097/AJP.0000000000000290. 
Physical therapy researchers used craniosacral therapy (CST) in the management of chronic neck pain at the Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Essen, Germany. Inclusion criteria were “an age of 18 to 65 years; chronic nonspecific neck pain for 3 months or more with at least moderate pain intensity of 45 mm or higher on a 100-mm visual analog scale (VAS),” and no familiarity with CST. Exclusion criteria included specific neck pain due to degenerative disease (eg, disc prolapse), inflammatory disease (eg, spondylitis), neurologic disease (eg, neuropathy), physical trauma (eg, whiplash), neoplasms of the spine, severe psychiatric condition (eg, depression), pregnancy, or use of corticosteroids, opiates, or muscle relaxants. 
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