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The Effects of Spinal Mobilizations on Symptoms, Neck 3D Movement, Neck Muscle Electromyography and Sympathetic Nervous System Activity in People With Neck Pain

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02826590
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 11, 2016
Last Update Posted : October 3, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
King's College London

Brief Summary:
This study investigates the effects of spinal mobilizations on symptoms, 3D movement of the neck, neck muscle electromyography and sympathetic nervous system activity in people with neck pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neck Pain Other: Neck passive mobilizations Other: Manual contact Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : June 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 31, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : July 31, 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Neck passive mobilizations
Neck passive mobilizations
Other: Neck passive mobilizations
Passive mobilizations performed to the neck of the participant by a Physiotherapist
Placebo Comparator: Manual contact
Manual contact
Other: Manual contact
Manual contact applied to the neck of the participant by a Physiotherapist



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in muscle activity assessed by neck muscle electromyography [ Time Frame: Baseline and 2 minutes after intervention ]
  2. Change in 3D neck movement assessed with a 10 camera Vicon system [ Time Frame: Baseline and 2 minutes after intervention ]
  3. Change in sympathetic nervous system activity assessed by measuring right hand finger temperature [ Time Frame: Baseline for 2 minutes immediately before intervention, during intervention (15 minutes) and for 2 minutes immediately after intervention ]
    Measurement unit: degrees celsius

  4. Change in sympathetic nervous system activity assessed by measuring right hand finger galvanic response [ Time Frame: Baseline for 2 minutes immediately before intervention, during intervention (15 minutes) and for 2 minutes immediately after intervention ]
    Measurement unit: microsiemens

  5. Global rating of change scale [ Time Frame: Baseline and 10 minutes after intervention ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Intermittent neck pain
  • That worsens or improves with certain neck movements or positions
  • Has not been caused by a blow, fall or accident

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cervicobrachialgia
  • Has been treated with or is awaiting neck surgery
  • Diagnosed with a particular inflammatory disease or spinal condition
  • Where treatment with cervical mobilizations is contraindicated

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Locations
Spain
Atlas Fisioterapia
Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Sponsors and Collaborators
King's College London

Responsible Party: King's College London
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02826590     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2016/066
First Posted: July 11, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 3, 2017
Last Verified: September 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neck Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms