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Changes on Pain and Range of Motion by the Use of Kinesio Taping in Patients Diagnosed With Cervical Pain

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02913976
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 26, 2016
Last Update Posted : December 22, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fco. Javier Montanez Aguilera, Cardenal Herrera University

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to demonstrate that the application of Kinesio Taping on a myofascial trigger point in the trapezius muscle able to cause a decrease of the pain and an increase of the cervical range of motion in patients diagnosed with cervical pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Mobility Limitation Myofascial Trigger Point Pain Device: Kinesio Taping Device: Sham Kinesio Taping Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The use of Kinesio Taping has become very popular for the treatment of many musculoskeletal disorders in recent decades. Of the six variants of application that has the Kinesio Taping, the space correction technique is suggested for pain management. The increased space achieved with this variant decreases the pressure by raising the skin directly over the treatment area, reducing chemical irritation receptors and therefore pain. The aim of this study is to demonstrate that the application of this variant of Kinesio Taping on a myofascial trigger point in the trapezius muscle able to cause a decrease of the pain and an increase of the cervical range of motion in patients diagnosed with cervical pain. For this, the pressure pain threshold will be measured with a algometer on the trigger point, the perception of pain with a visual analog scale and the range of motion with a cervical goniometer.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Changes on Pain and Range of Motion by the Use of Kinesio Taping in With Its Corrective of Space Variant on Upper Trapezius Muscle in Patients Diagnosed With Cervical Pain
Study Start Date : October 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Kinesio Taping
Four Kinesio Taping strips will be placed with tension on skin forming an asterisk. The point of intersection of the four strips will be just above the myofascial trigger point. The subject will remain three days with the strips on his skin
Device: Kinesio Taping
Four Kinesio Taping strips will be placed with tension on skin forming an asterisk. The point of intersection of the four strips will be just above the myofascial trigger point. The subject will remain three days with the strips on his skin

Placebo Comparator: Sham Kinesio Taping
Four Kinesio Taping strips will be placed without tension on skin forming an asterisk. The point of intersection of the four strips will be just above the myofascial trigger point. The subject will remain three days with the strips on his skin
Device: Sham Kinesio Taping
Four Kinesio Taping strips will be placed without tension on skin forming an asterisk. The point of intersection of the four strips will be just above the myofascial trigger point. The subject will remain three days with the strips on his skin




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in pressure pain threshold [ Time Frame: At the beginning, immediately after intervention and at 72 hours ]
    Is defined as the minimum force applied which induces pain on myofascial trigger point. Pressure will be applied with algometer


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in pain perception [ Time Frame: At the beginning, immediately after intervention and at 72 hours ]
    It is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. Will be measured with a visual analog scale

  2. Changes in cervical range of motion [ Time Frame: At the beginning, immediately after intervention and at 72 hours ]
    Cervical range of motion is measuring movement around this segment of the spine. Lateral flexion and rotation. Will be measured with a cervical goniometer



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Agree to participate in the study (signed informed consent)
  • Presence of active myofascial trigger point in upper trapezius.
  • Presence of neck pain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects in which not clearly identified myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius .
  • Subjects who suffer or have suffered pathologies of upper limb deformities or orthopedic injuries that can alter static and biomechanics of shoulder and neck.
  • Subjects who suffer or have suffered rheumatic or neurological disease or chronic shoulder pain and/or neck
  • Subjects diagnosed with fibromyalgia, myelopathy or radiculopathy.
  • Subjects suffering from any psychiatric disorder (such as anxiety or depression).
  • Subjects who have suffered post-traumatic alteration (whiplash type) or cervical surgery.
  • Pregnancy risk of abortion.
  • Have used analgesics in the 48 hours before participating in the study
  • Subjects presenting any contraindications to the application of Kinesio Taping.
  • Know the Kinesio Taping technique applied in the study.
  • Be receiving physical therapy for any shoulder or neck pathology.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02913976


Locations
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Spain
CEU Cardenal Herrera University
Moncada, Valencia, Spain, 46113
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cardenal Herrera University
Investigators
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Study Director: F Javier Montañez-Aguilera, PhD CEU Cardenal Herrera University
Publications:

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Responsible Party: Fco. Javier Montanez Aguilera, PhD, Cardenal Herrera University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02913976    
Other Study ID Numbers: CEU Cardenal Herrera
First Posted: September 26, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 22, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Mobility Limitation
Neck Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases