Computerized Mobilization of the Cervical Spine Utilizing the Occiflex Device for the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified October 2010 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Headway Ltd.
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Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier:
First received: June 1, 2010
Last updated: October 6, 2010
Last verified: October 2010
The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy and safety of the Occiflex device in the treatment of neck pain.

Condition Intervention Phase
Neck Pain
Device: Occiflex Device
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety of computerized continuous mobilization of the cervical spine [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy of computerized mobilization of treatment of patients with chronic neck pain [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: December 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: I. Patients with chronic neck pain Device: Occiflex Device
This device is a computerized robotic platform that allows continuous mobilization of the cervical spine in a three dimensional space. The patients undergoes biweekly 20 minute therapeutic session for 6 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with chronic neck pain: post-whiplash injury, myofacial pain, cervical facet joint disease and idiopathic chronic neck pain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Cerebral vascular disease
  • Malignancy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cervical disc herniation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01216566

Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Hadera, Israel, 38100
Contact: Yaron M River, MD    972-4-6304427   
Sub-Investigator: Jill Bracha, PT         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Headway Ltd.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Yaron River, MD, Dept. of Neurology, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier: NCT01216566     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HYMC-0030-10 
Study First Received: June 1, 2010
Last Updated: October 6, 2010
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neck Pain
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 26, 2016