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Immediate Effects of Dry Needling and Tens in Chronic Neck Pain

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02230709
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 3, 2014
Last Update Posted : September 21, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Josue Fernandez Carnero, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to determinate the effects of percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in the short-term for pain in patients with myofascial chronic neck pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Myofascial Neck Pain Other: Dry Needling Other: "TENS" and "dry needling" Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: IMMEDIATE EFFECTS OF DRY NEEDLING VERSUS DRY NEEDLING AND TENS ON PAIN IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC MIOFASCIAL NECK PAIN
Study Start Date : November 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Dry needling
Dry needling treatment on the trigger point number 2 of the trapezius muscle.
Other: Dry Needling
Needling with acupuncture needle in a myofascial trigger point.

Active Comparator: "TENS" and "dry needling"
Application of TENS current after dry needling treatment.
Other: "TENS" and "dry needling"
Application of TENS current after dry needling technique




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Neck Pain [ Time Frame: 4 days ]
    Visual analog scale. A 100mm VAS, ranging from 0mm (no pain) to 100mm (worst imaginable pain).

  2. Post-needling pain [ Time Frame: 4 days ]
    Visual analog scale. A 100mm VAS, ranging from 0mm (no pain) to 100mm (worst imaginable pain).


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pressure Pain threshold [ Time Frame: 4 days ]
    Pressure needed to evoke pain recognized by patient. Measured using an algometer in Kg/cm2

  2. Range of Motion [ Time Frame: 4 days ]
    The subjects sat in a chair and a CROM goniometer was placed over the head. They were asked to perform active neck movements to the fullest extent of their mobility. Each movement was recorded three times and the average value was calculated.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 48 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Neck pain for more than six months of evolution.
  • Active Myofascial Trigger Point number 2 on Trapezius muscle.
  • Score of more than 2 points in a Visual Analog Scale.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Neck pain specific.
  • Radiculopathies.
  • Whiplash.
  • Dizziness and migraines
  • Cervical surgical intervention
  • Previous treatment of Dry Needling

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02230709


Locations
Spain
CSEU La Salle
Aravaca, Madrid, Spain
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Responsible Party: Josue Fernandez Carnero, associate professor, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02230709     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 50/2012
First Posted: September 3, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 21, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016

Keywords provided by Josue Fernandez Carnero, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos:
Neck pain
Myofascial pain syndrome
Soreness

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neck Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms