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Effect of Cervical Collar in Cervical Radicular Pain.

This study has been completed.
Norwegian Fund for Postgraduate Training in Physiotherapy
Information provided by:
Oslo University Hospital Identifier:
First received: November 2, 2006
Last updated: July 3, 2011
Last verified: May 2006
Objectives:The purpose of this study is to determine if use of nech collar (stiff or soft)will improve the possibility to obtain painrelief in patients with cervical radicular pain. We will compare short term (six weeks and three months) and long term ( one year) effect of six weeks use of neck collar (stiff or soft)together with "neck school information" with "neck school information" alone.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cervical Radicular Pain Device: Soft or stiff cervical collar(device), neck school(behavior) Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Conservative Treatment With Cervical Collar in Patients With Cervical Radiculopathy and Radicular Pain. A Randomized Controlled Study

Further study details as provided by Oslo University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • painscore on visual analog scale 0-100mm after 6weeks treatment

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • painscore visual analog scale 0-100mm after 3weeks,3months,1year
  • Functional status on Neck pain and disability index after 3weeks,6weeks,3months,1 year
  • Quality of life score, Cantrils Ladder Scale 3 weeks,6weeks,3 months,1 year

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: January 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2007

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • cervical radicular pain caused by herniated disc og spondolytic spurs
  • written consent from patient

Exclusion Criteria:

  • previous necksurgery
  • whiplash or other necktrauma
  • serious diseases somatic or psychiatric
  • patients not able to speak and read Norwegian well
  • insufficient correlation between clinical and radiological findings
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00395798

Ullevaal University Hospital
Oslo, Norway, 0407
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ullevaal University Hospital
Norwegian Fund for Postgraduate Training in Physiotherapy
Study Director: Vibeke Graver, PhD Ullevaal University Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00395798     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EVisi
Study First Received: November 2, 2006
Last Updated: July 3, 2011

Keywords provided by Oslo University Hospital:
cervical intervertebral disc displacement
cervical spondylosis
neck collar

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017