Westeinde Brachialgia Study (WEB)
The Westeinde Brachialgia Study (WEB) is a randomized controlled trial to establish the effect of cervical collar or physiotherapy compared to a wait-and-see policy in patients with acute cervical radiculopathy.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Randomized Controlled Trial of Conservative Therapy in Cervical Radiculopathy|
- pain and disability at 3 and 6 weeks and at 6 months
- time back to work
- persistent signs and symptoms
|Study Start Date:||August 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|No Intervention: wait and see|
|Experimental: collar||Other: cervical collar|
|Experimental: physiotherapy||Other: physiotherapy|
Cervical radiculopathy caused by spondylosis or disc protrusion is a common disorder with a usually benign natural course. Often, physiotherapy (exercise programs) and/or cervical collar are prescribed. However, there are no reliable data on the effects of these conservative therapies.
In this study, patients with acute cervical radiculopathy, defined by clinical criteria, are randomized for cervical collar, physiotherapy or a wait-and-see policy.
|Meander Medical Center|
|Medical Center Haaglanden|
|Den Haag, Netherlands, 2501CK|
|Groene Hart Ziekenhuis|
|Study Chair:||Jos TJ Tans, MD PhD||Medical Center Haaglanden|