Preliminary evidence on asymptomatic participants indicates that two manual therapy techniques; repeated lumbar extension in lying exercise (EIL); and segmental rotational grade V manipulation (manipulation), have significant effects on the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) as detectable with skin conductance (SC) responses. However, it is not known if these responses occur in patients with LBP.


Both treatments resulted in a sympatho-excitatory response during the intervention period with the manipulation technique having a 255% increase (p < 0.005), and the EIL technique a 94% increase (p = 0.019) with both treatments having responses that were sustained into the final rest period (p < 0.005).

Références bibliographiques :

Perry J et al. A randomised, independent groups study investigating the sympathetic nervous system responses to two manual therapy treatments in patients with LBP. Man Ther. 2015 Apr 16. pii: S1356-689X(15)00080-6. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2015.04.011. Article sous presse.

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