Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2017 / Article / Fig 4

Research Article

Glucose Metabolic Changes in the Brain and Muscles of Patients with Nonspecific Neck Pain Treated by Spinal Manipulation Therapy: A [18F]FDG PET Study

Figure 4

Results of positron emission tomography analysis of cervical muscles (paired -test). The error bars represent standard deviations. The results indicate a trend toward reduction of mean standardized uptake value (SUV) after SMT; however, the difference is not statistically significant. Trap., trapezius muscle; Splenius, splenius muscles; Lev. Scap., levator scapulae; Semispinalis, semispinalis muscles; C7-T1, between the seventh cervical spine and the first thoracic spine; C6-C7, between the sixth cervical spine and the seventh cervical spine.

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