Evaluation of the Immediate Effect of Acupuncture on the Upper Trapezius Muscle in Patients With Nonspecific Neck Pain.
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01984021|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 14, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 2, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Nonspecific Neck Pain||Device: Acupuncture Device: Sham acupuncture||Phase 1 Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||24 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of the Immediate Effect of Acupuncture on Pain, Cervical Range of Motion and Electromyographic Activity of the Upper Trapezius Muscle in Patients With Nonspecific Neck Pain: Randomized, Single-blinded, Sham-controlled Study.|
|Study Start Date :||December 2013|
|Primary Completion Date :||May 2015|
|Study Completion Date :||May 2015|
Experimental: traditional acupuncture (tACP)
In the upper trapezius muscle with the greatest area pain and lowest PPT score will be chosen for acupuncture. Sterile acupuncture needles measuring 0.25 x 13 mm (Suzhou Huanqiu Acupuncture Medical Appliance Co. Ltd.®) will be inserted in TE-5 (located on the dorsal face of the forearm between the radius and ulna 3 cm above the joint line of the wrist) and LI-11 (located at the outermost point of the skinfold of elbow flexion in the direction of the lateral epicondyle of the elbow).
Placebo Comparator: sham acupuncture (sACP)
The needles will be inserted 1 cm to the side of TE-5 (located on the dorsal face of the forearm between the radius and ulna 3 cm above the joint line of the wrist) and 1 cm to the side of LI-11 (in the direction of the styloid process of the radius).The acupuncture needles are positioned at different acupoints.
|Device: Sham acupuncture|
- electromyographic activity [ Time Frame: 1 Year ]The EMG signal will be recorded in the dominant upper trapezius muscle in patients with nonspecific neck pain, will be evaluated before and after treatment.
- cervical range of motion [ Time Frame: 1 Year ]A cervical range of motion instrument will be used to determine cervical spine movements. This instrument is composed of two gravity goniometers and a compass goniometer and has demonstrated to be a reliable tool with adequate validity. The device will be placed on the top of the head and the patient will be instructed to move the head as far as possible without pain in a standard fashion: right rotation, left rotation, flexion, extension, right lateral flexion and left lateral flexion. Three trials will be conducted in randomized order for each direction of movement and mean values will be recorded for analysis.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01984021
|University of Nove de Julho|
|Sao Paulo, Brazil, 01415000|