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Table 1 Definitions for area of quantitative sensory testing, based on intervention location

From: Manipulation-induced hypoalgesia in musculoskeletal pain populations: a systematic critical review and meta-analysis

Area Cervical spine SMT Thoracic spine SMT Lumbar spine SMT
Local Cervical spine and paraspinal muscles in close vicinity to SMT location Thoracic spine and paraspinal muscles in close vicinity to SMT location Lumbar spine and paraspinal muscles in close vicinity to SMT location
Regional Upper limb, & head/face if upper/mid cervical SMT Rest of thorax, e.g. mid/lower trapezius, ribs Lower limb, pelvis
Remote Anywhere else Anywhere else Anywhere else
  1. Abbreviations: SMT Spinal manipulative therapy