Evaluating Therapeutic Massage for Chronic Neck Pain

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
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
  Purpose

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).


Condition Intervention Phase
Neck Pain
Cervicalgia
Procedure: massage
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM):

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Detailed Description:

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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 64 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

The inclusion and exclusion criteria will be developed through consultation with a medical expert on neck pain and several massage consultants

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00065416

Locations
United States, Washington
Group Health Cooperative, Center for Health Studies
Seattle, Washington, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Karen J Sherman, PhD Group Health Cooperative Center for Health Studies
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00065416     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R21 AT001584-01
Study First Received: July 22, 2003
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM):
neck pain
cervicalgia
massage

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 21, 2014