Association between sympathoexcitatory changes and symptomatic improvement following cervical mobilisations in participants with neck pain. A double blind placebo controlled trial.


Ion Lascurain-Aguirrebeña


Division of Health and Social Care Research, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King's College London, London, SE1 1UL, United Kingdom; Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine & Infirmary, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Leioa, 48940, Spain. Electronic address: [Email]


sympathoexcitation observed with passive cervical mobilisations may imply activation of an endogenous pain inhibition system resulting in hypoalgesia. However, research is mostly in asymptomatic participants and there is very limited evidence of a relationship between sympathoexcitation and symptomatic improvement in people with clinical pain.


Mobilisations,Neck,Sympathetic nervous system,