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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Effect of lumbar spinal manipulation on local and remote pressure pain threshold and pinprick sensitivity in asymptomatic individuals: a randomised trial

  R-SMT L-SMT Actual difference (% difference)
Gender 8 female, 9 male 6 female, 11 male -
Mean age, years 22.6 (3.1) 22.5 (4.8) 0.1 (0.3)
Dominant hand 11 right, 6 left 16 right, 1 left -
Calf PPT 5.1 (2.2) 4.5 (1.9) 0.6 (12.2)
Lumbar Spine PPT 7.1 (2.9) 5.9 (2.6) 1.2 (17.3)
Scapula PPT 5.1 (1.9) 4.1 (1.8) 0.9 (18.2)
Forehead PPT 2.8 (1.0) 2.4 (1.0) 0.5 (15.9)
Calf PPS 4.1 (2.2) 5.1 (2.4) 1.0 (19.5)
Lumbar Spine PPS 4.3 (1.6) 5.3 (2.1) 0.9 (17.9)
Scapula PPS 3.2 (1.7) 4.5 (2.0) 1.3 (28.5)
Forehead PPS 4.4 (1.8) 5.3 (2.4) 0.9 (17.3)
  1. Abbreviations: R-SMT right spinal manipulative therapy group, L-SMT left spinal manipulative therapy group, PPT pressure pain threshold, PPS pinprick sensitivity
  2. Note: where appropriate, data reported as mean (standard deviation), PPT reported in kg/cm2, PPS on 11-point numerical rating scale