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Table 3 Comparison of evidence in UK evidence report and current review for musculoskeletal spinal conditions

From: Clinical effectiveness of manual therapy for the management of musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal conditions: systematic review and update of UK evidence report

Condition Intervention UK evidence report evidence New/additional evidence New evidence?
   Inconclusive Moderate High Inconclusive Moderate High  
Musculoskeletal- Spinal         
Sciatica/radiating leg pain Spinal manipulation/mobilisation Favourable    Favourable    Yes
Neck pain (acute/subacute/chronic) Cervical spinal manipulation/mobilisation alone Favourable    Favourable    Yes
  Manipulation and mobilisation with/without soft tissue treatment     Favourable    Yes
Mid back pain Spinal manipulation Favourable    Favourable    No
Coccydynia Spinal manipulation Favourable    Favourable    No
Temporomandibular disorders Mobilisation/massage Favourable    Favourable    No
Mandibular manipulation     Unclear    Yes
  Intra-oral myofascial therapy     Favourable    Yes
  Osteopathic manual therapy (cervical and temporomandibular joint regions)     Favourable    Yes
Myofascial pain syndrome Ischaemic compression     Favourable    Yes
• active upper trapezius trigger points, neck pain Trigger point release     Non-favourable    Yes
  Integrated neuromuscular inhibition technique     Favourable    Yes