Dry Needling Versus Strain-counterstrain on the Upper Trapezius (DNJ)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01290653|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 7, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 14, 2014
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Neck Pain||Other: Dry needling Other: Strain-counterstrain technique Other: Placebo manual technique|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||39 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Dry Needling Versus Strain Counterstrain Technique: Pilot Study Comparing Effects Over the Upper Trapezius Myofascial Trigger Point|
|Study Start Date :||February 2011|
|Primary Completion Date :||July 2011|
|Study Completion Date :||September 2011|
Experimental: Dry Needling of trigger point
Deep dry needling will be applied on the upper trapezius myofascial trigger point
Other: Dry needling
Deep dry needling until achieving twitch response of the muscle
Experimental: Strain-counterstraing technique
This manual technique will be applied at the upper trapezius.
Other: Strain-counterstrain technique
A manual technique to release tension of painful muscles.
Placebo Comparator: Placebo manual technique
A technique simulating strain-counterstrain, but without any therapeutic manoeuvre will be applied at the upper trapezius site.
Other: Placebo manual technique
A placebo technique, consisting of manual contact of the therapist with the patient without any further therapeutic approach
- Pain Pressure Threshold [ Time Frame: 6 sessions ]Amount of pressure (Kg/cm2) applied at the myofascial trigger point site that elicit pain for the patient will be reported. Analogy pressure algometer(Wagner, FPK 20) will be used.
- Pain at rest [ Time Frame: 6 sessions ]Visual Analogue Scale
- Neck Disability [ Time Frame: 6 sessions ]Neck Disability Index
- Electromyographic activity of the upper trapezius [ Time Frame: 6 sessions ]Surface EMG will be recorded (MP 100 de BIOPAC Systems; Goleta, California, USA). Electrodes will be located to register activity of the Upper trapezius, according to Surface ElectroMyoGraphy for the Non-Invasive Assessment of Muscles (SENIAM) guidelines. Microvolts of activity at rest will be recorded. Data will be normalized through calculation of maximal voluntary contraction, so that final data will be reported as a percentage.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01290653
|Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera|
|Moncada, Valencia, Spain, 46113|
|Principal Investigator:||Eva Segura-Ortí, PhD||Cardenal Herrera University|