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

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

This study aimed to determine the efficacy of sustained natural apophyseal glides (SNAGs) in the treatment of cervicogenic dizziness.  34 received four to six treatments of SNAGs or a placebo of detuned laser. Compared to the placebo group at post-treatment and 6-week follow-up, the SNAG group had less dizziness, lower scores on DHI, and less cervical pain. Balance with the neck in extension improved and extension range of motion increased in the SNAG group. No improvements in balance or range of motion were observed in the placebo group.

The SNAG treatment had an immediate clinically and statistically significant sustained effect in reducing dizziness, cervical pain and disability caused by cervical dysfunction.      

Manual Therapy, 2008, 13(4), 357-366

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Neck Pain

Out of all 291 conditions studied in the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study, neck pain ranked 4th highest in terms of disability and 21st in terms of overall burden.

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