The Somatic Connection  |   July 2017
Manual Therapy to Manage Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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  • Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, California 
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The Somatic Connection   |   July 2017
Manual Therapy to Manage Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 2017, Vol. 117, 478-479. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2017.095
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 2017, Vol. 117, 478-479. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2017.095
Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Cleland J, Palacios-Ceña M, Fuensalida-Novo S, Pareja JA, Alonso-Blanco C. The effectiveness of manual therapy versus surgery on self-reported function, cervical range of motion, and pinch grip force in carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized clinical trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017;47(3):151-161. doi:10.2519/jospt.2017.7090 
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most expensive upper extremity musculoskeletal disorder in the United States.1 Researchers in Spain performed a single-blinded randomized clinical trial comparing the effectiveness of manual therapy vs a surgical procedure in both short- and long-term outcomes in women with CTS. Self-reported functional status and symptom severity were assessed along with pinch grip force and cervical range of motion. 
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