Tailored Computerized Mobilization of the Cervical Spine Utilizing the Occiflex Device for the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain
The study is intended to examine the safety and efficacy of computerized mobilization of the neck for the treatment of patients with chronic neck pain. This is a third continuation study aimed at examining the Occiflex Robotic System. This time we will be studying tailored or personalized three dimensional movement of the neck.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
- Occiflex Device Safety [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]A meticulous documentation of any serious adverse effect will be made. Any minor side effects will be recorded with an emphasis on the possible relationship to the treatment. The number of minor and serious adverse effects out of 360 therapeutic sessions will be noted.
- Efficacy as Per the NDI-Neck Disability Index [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The most important instrument used to measure efficacy of treatment in patients with chronic neck pain will be used. A score of 0-50, where 50 denotes maximal disability due to chronic neck pain will be documented.
|Study Start Date:||February 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Passive Mobilization Cervical Spine
Patients with chronic neck pain according to the International Association of the Study of Pain criteria of the following types: facet joint disorder, post-whiplash injury, myofascial pain syndrome.
Device: Occiflex Robotic Intervention System
Occiflex is a robotic system which is comprised of a cradle moved in a three dimension space with six degrees of freedom. It allows the therapist to tailor a personalized course of 3-D mobilization of the head and neck.