Effects of Manual Therapy in Somatic Tinnitus Patients Associated with Cervicogenic and Temporomandibular Dysfunction Domain: Systematic Review and Meta Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials


Despite manual therapy has been used as an effective treatment but there is limited of literature emphasizing its role to improve quality of life and pain pressure threshold in patients with somatic tinnitus. In this Meta analysis we compared the effects of manual therapy on quality of life and pain pressure threshold in the patients with somatic tinnitus associated with cervicogenic and temporomandibular dysfunction domain. We systematically searched different databases such as Pubmed, Google Scholar and Scopus to find out the relevant studies compairing the effects of manual therapy with quality of life and pain pressure threshold. Two independent reviewers performed quality check and data extraction. We analyzed the data using RevMan ver. 5.4 software. Total three randomised controlled trials were included in this study. Manual Therapy proven to be effective in improving quality of life as well pain pressure threshold in somatic tinnitus patients. {ORs 0.80; 95% Confidence Interval (95%CI), P = 0.97}. Further clinical trials are needed to explore manual therapy as an effective intervention.

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Sharma, P., Singh, G., Kothiyal, S. et al. Effects of Manual Therapy in Somatic Tinnitus Patients Associated with Cervicogenic and Temporomandibular Dysfunction Domain: Systematic Review and Meta Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12070-021-02426-x

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