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Table 1

Return to:   Clinical Effectiveness Of Manual Therapy For The Management
Of Musculoskeletal And Non-Musculoskeletal Conditions

Number of studies in UK evidence report and current review – Musculoskeletal conditions, headache disorders, fibromyalgia

Condition
UK evidence report
Current review (additional studies)
  Systematic reviews RCTs Systematic reviews RCTs Other primary study types
Conditions/Interventions with inconclusive or negative evidence in the UK evidence report
Musculoskeletal
 
 
 
 
 
Sciatica/radiating leg pain
3
Details of RCTs in reviews not listed
 
2 & 1 ongoing
 
Neck pain (cervical manipulation/mobilisation only)
Unclear
Unclear
 
7
 
Non-specific mid back pain
0
7 [not all thoracic back pain]
1
1 ongoing
 
Coccydynia
0
1
 
 
 
Ankle and foot conditions
2
16
3
6 & 1 ongoing
 
Carpal tunnel syndrome
4
2
4
3
 
Lateral epicondylitis
3
11
8
9 & 1 ongoing
2 controlled clinical trials & 1 cohort
Temporo-mandibular disorders
2
5
1 ongoing
5
 
Shoulder conditions
2
6
15
12
 
Headache disorders and fibromyalgia
 
 
 
 
 
Cervicogenic headache
4
7
2
2
 
Tension-type headache
5
12
1
4
 
Miscellaneous headache
1
1
2
2
 
Fibromyalgia3832