Richard C. Galgano, DO
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Galgano RC. Manipulative Therapy for Patients with Shoulder Symptoms. Ann Intern Med. 2005;142:226. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-142-3-200502010-00021
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2005;142(3):226.
TO THE EDITOR:
The use of manipulative therapy in shoulder dysfunction is analogous to using “medicine” to treat chest pain. Both the nature of condition and the specific treatment need to be identified. In their article on manipulative therapy for shoulder symptoms (1), Bergman and colleagues described the type of treatments used but did not classify the nature of the underlying cause of the symptoms. For example, shoulder dysfunction can be caused by dysfunction of the spine, ribs, and shoulder articulations. Have the authors performed an analysis of the efficacy of treatment with regard to specific conditions? If yes, what are the results of the subset analysis?
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