Sustained natural apophyseal glides (SNAGs) are an effective treatment for cervicogenic dizziness

Susan A. Reid, Darren A. Rivett, Michael G. Katekar and Robin Callister

Cervicogenic dizziness is dizziness described as imbalance occurring together with cervical pain or headache. This study aimed to determine the efficacy of sustained natural apophyseal glides (SNAGs) in the treatment of this condition. Thirty-four participants with cervicogenic dizziness were randomised to receive four to six treatments of SNAGs or a placebo of detuned laser. Participants were assessed by a blinded assistant before treatment, after the final treatment and at 6- and 12-week follow-ups. The SNAG treatment showed a better result than the placebo group with an immediate clinically and statistically significant sustained effect in reducing dizziness, cervical pain and disability caused by cervical dysfunction.

Manual Therapy, Oct 2007, online article ahead of press 

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