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What is the real difference between joint mobilization and joint manipulation, in the context of treating neck and lower back pain?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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There are probably no specific differences but there are various manipulation and mobilization techniques.
Some come from chiropractic, some from osteopathic medicine and some from physical therapy. There are techniques that involve hi velocity, low amplitude thrusting techniques as well as more gentle manipulations like muscle energy technique and counterstrain technique.All seek to move joints.

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There are probably no specific differences but there are various manipulation and mobilization techniques.
Some come from chiropractic, some from osteopathic medicine and some from physical therapy. There are techniques that involve hi velocity, low amplitude thrusting techniques as well as more gentle manipulations like muscle energy technique and counterstrain technique.All seek to move joints.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Who is doing it

Joint mobilization is generally a patient driven treatment through exercise leading to joint motion while joint manipulation is having someone else place the joints through a range of motion.

In brief: Who is doing it

Joint mobilization is generally a patient driven treatment through exercise leading to joint motion while joint manipulation is having someone else place the joints through a range of motion.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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