Emerg Med J 20:62 doi:10.1136/emj.20.1.62
  • Best evidence topic reports

Alternative treatments for neck sprain

  1. Kerstin Hogg, Clinical Research Fellow,
  2. Rosemary Morton, Consultant,
  3. K Mackway-Jones
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK; kevin.mackway-jones{at}


      A short cut review was carried out to establish whether osteopathy or chiropractic treatments improve outcome in patients with neck sprain. Altogether 206 papers were found using the reported search, of which nine presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these best papers are tabulated. A clinical bottom line is stated

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