Evaluating Therapeutic Massage for Chronic Neck Pain

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00065416
First received: July 22, 2003
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: October 2004

July 22, 2003
June 23, 2005
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Evaluating Therapeutic Massage for Chronic Neck Pain
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This study will provide the basis for a full-scale trial to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of therapeutic massage for chronic neck pain (CNP).

Neck pain is one of the most common problems affecting the health of Americans and is a leading reason for using complementary or alternative medical (CAM) therapies. Therapeutic massage is one of the most popular CAM treatments for neck pain, but little is known about its effectiveness. This study will lay the groundwork for a full-scale trial that evaluates the effectiveness of therapeutic massage for chronic neck pain.

The study will involve two phases. During Phase I, researchers will develop and pre-test key components for a randomized clinical trial. In Phase II, the safety and efficacy of massage for CNP will be evaluated. The changes in symptoms, function, and quality of life in massage and self care groups will be evaluated midway through treatment, at the end of treatment and at 6 months post randomization.

Interventional
Phase 1
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Neck Pain
  • Cervicalgia
Procedure: massage
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Completed
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The inclusion and exclusion criteria will be developed through consultation with a medical expert on neck pain and several massage consultants

Both
20 Years to 64 Years
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United States
 
NCT00065416
R21 AT001584-01
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
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Principal Investigator: Karen J Sherman, PhD Group Health Cooperative Center for Health Studies
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
October 2004

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