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Chiropractic Care, Medication, and Self-Care for Neck Pain

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00029770
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 24, 2002
Last Update Posted : January 25, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Brief Summary:
This study will compare the effectiveness of chiropractic care, medications, and self-care on neck pain, a very common condition. The broad, long-term objective of this study is to identify effective therapies for neck pain sufferers and to increase understanding of neck pain conditions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neck Pain Procedure: Chiropractic spinal manipulation Drug: Acetaminophen Behavioral: Self-care Drug: Non-Steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) Drug: Tylenol with codeine Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Neck pain is very common, with considerable socioeconomic consequences. Although some therapies appear promising, there are too few randomized clinical trials of sufficient quality to support the use of one therapy over another. This is especially true for acute/subacute neck pain. Although commonly treated with prescription medications, neck pain sufferers are increasingly seeking relief through complementary and alternative medicine therapies, such as chiropractic spinal manipulation. Little is known, however about the short- and long-term relative efficacy of these therapies and how they compare to giving patients simple advice on self-care.

The broad, long-term objective of this research is to identify effective therapies for neck pain sufferers and to increase our understanding of neck pain conditions. This randomized, observer-blinded clinical trial is a unique collaborative effort by experienced chiropractic and medical researchers and will focus on patients with acute/subacute neck pain (<12 weeks duration). The study will determine the relative efficacy of chiropractic spinal manipulation, prescription medication, and self-care advice for neck pain in both the short term (after 6 weeks) and long term (after 52 weeks), using patient-rated neck pain as the main indicator of success.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 270 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Chiropractic Care, Medication, and Self-Care for Neck Pain
Study Start Date : September 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2007

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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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women, due to use of diagnostic procedures (x-rays) and study treatments (NSAIDs and narcotic medications)

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Locations
United States, Minnesota
Northern Health Sciences University
Bloomington, Minnesota, United States, 55431
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00029770     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01AT000707-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: January 24, 2002    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 25, 2008
Last Verified: January 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neck Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Acetaminophen
Codeine
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antipyretics
Analgesics, Opioid
Narcotics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Antitussive Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Antirheumatic Agents