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Effects of Osteopathic T9–T10 Vertebral Manipulation in Tonsillitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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Escuela de Osteopatía de Madrid, 28002 Madrid, Spain
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Centro Sanitario de Fisioterapia y Osteopatía Agustín Luceño, 10005 Cáceres, Spain
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Irene Luceño Psycho-Sexology Center, 28200 Madrid, Spain
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Department of Physiotherapy, Universidad Camilo José Cela, 28692 Madrid, Spain
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Departamento de Fisioterapia, Universidad de Sevilla, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
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Escuela Universitaria Fco. Maldonado, Osuna, 41640 Sevilla, Spain
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School of Medicine, University of Cadiz, 11003 Cádiz, Spain
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Academic Editor: Saleh A. Naser
Healthcare 2021, 9(4), 394; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9040394
Received: 8 February 2021 / Revised: 3 March 2021 / Accepted: 25 March 2021 / Published: 1 April 2021
This study aimed to determine whether osteopathic manipulation of the T9–T10 vertebrae improves the evolution of tonsillitis. A randomized, stratified, controlled clinical trial with blinded patients, evaluator and data analyst was performed. The patients in the control group (CG) underwent a “sham” manipulation. A high-speed, low-amplitude technique was applied to the T9–T10 vertebrae in the osteopathic manipulative group (OMG) patients. The number of days needed to resolve the tonsillitis was significantly lower (p = 0.025) in the OMG (2.03 ± 0.95 days) than the CG (2.39 ± 0.82 days). Additionally, the number of episodes of tonsillitis after the treatment decreased significantly more in the OMG (0.8 ± 1.88 episodes/year in total) than the CG (2 ± 2.12) (p = 0.005). In the OMG, 60.8% had no recurrences of tonsillitis, compared to 22.5% of the CG, in the following year (χ2 (1) = 15.57, p < 0.001). No patients reported adverse effects. It has been concluded that during an episode of tonsillitis, the number of days to resolution was significantly lower after the application of an osteopathic manipulation of the T9–T10 vertebrae, compared to a sham manipulation. The number of subsequent year tonsillitis episodes was greatly reduced in both groups, significantly more in the OMG than in the CG patients. View Full-Text
Keywords: tonsillitis; osteopathy; manual therapy; physical therapy; spinal manipulation; OMT; otorhinolaryngology; otolaryngology; tonsillectomy tonsillitis; osteopathy; manual therapy; physical therapy; spinal manipulation; OMT; otorhinolaryngology; otolaryngology; tonsillectomy
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Luceño-Mardones, A.; Luceño-Rodríguez, I.; Rodríguez-López, E.S.; Oliva-Pascual-Vaca, J.; Rosety, I.; Oliva-Pascual-Vaca, Á. Effects of Osteopathic T9–T10 Vertebral Manipulation in Tonsillitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Healthcare 2021, 9, 394. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9040394

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Luceño-Mardones A, Luceño-Rodríguez I, Rodríguez-López ES, Oliva-Pascual-Vaca J, Rosety I, Oliva-Pascual-Vaca Á. Effects of Osteopathic T9–T10 Vertebral Manipulation in Tonsillitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Healthcare. 2021; 9(4):394. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9040394

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Luceño-Mardones, Agustín, Irene Luceño-Rodríguez, Elena S. Rodríguez-López, Jesús Oliva-Pascual-Vaca, Ignacio Rosety, and Ángel Oliva-Pascual-Vaca. 2021. "Effects of Osteopathic T9–T10 Vertebral Manipulation in Tonsillitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial" Healthcare 9, no. 4: 394. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9040394

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