The Somatic Connection  |   July 2017
Effects of Manual Therapy on Patients With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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  • Western University of Health Science College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest, Lebanon, Oregon 
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The Somatic Connection   |   July 2017
Effects of Manual Therapy on Patients With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 2017, Vol. 117, 477-478. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2017.094
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 2017, Vol. 117, 477-478. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2017.094
Wolny T, Saulicz E, Linek P, Shacklock M, Mysliwiec A. Efficacy of manual therapy including neurodynamic techniques for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017;40(4):263-272. doi:10.1016/j.jmpt.2017.02.004 
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a commonly reported neuropathic condition with an incidence varying from 1.5% to 3.8% in the United States.1 Strategies to manage symptoms of CTS range from conservative approaches (eg, night splints, manual therapy, cortisone injections, and pharmacotherapy) to surgical decompression of the median nerve.2 Physical therapists also include the use of electrophysiologic models and neurodynamic techniques in addition to manual therapies to manage symptoms of CTS.3 
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