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Revista de sanidad militar

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NUNEZ CABRERA, Karla Abril; MENDEZ MENDEZ, Lilia Candelaria  and  GARCIA ROJAS, Edgar. The effect of Kinesio taping treatment on cervical pain: a meta-analysis and systematic review. Rev. sanid. mil. [online]. 2018, vol.72, n.1, pp.40-46.  Epub Aug 20, 2019. ISSN 0301-696X.


Previous studies have delved into the benefits of Kinesio taping (KT) in patients with neck pain. However, the conclusions of these researches have been inconsistent. Therefore, this study aimed to clarify the association between the effects of KT and neck pain through a meta-analysis.

Material and methods

The PubMed and EBSCO databases were retrieved to collect all publications regarding this association. Inclusion criteria were defined for the eligible studies. Two different analyses were carried out: 1) the comparison between KT and the conventional treatment; 2) the comparison between KT versus placebo KT.


Ten studies were analyzed for quantitative analysis, involving 233 patients using KT treatment and 198 control patients.


No significant association was found between Kinesio taping in patients with neck pain in neither of the two subgroups studied.

Keywords : Neck pain; Kinesio taping; meta-analysis; systematic review.

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