Hypoalgesic Effect of Neural Mobilization
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02595294|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 3, 2015
Last Update Posted : January 6, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Cervicobrachial Neuralgia||Procedure: Cervical Lateral Glide neural mobilization||Phase 2|
The Cervical Lateral Glide (CLG) is a neural tissue mobilization technique capable of achieving a hypoalgesic effect during the onset of cervicobrachial pain symptoms. This happens through a series of complex physiologic interactions which are not fully understood. The CLG Physical therapy technique consists of controlled movements of the cervical and brachial plexus neural tissue. Hypoalgesic effect produced by CLG is associated to an increase in neural tissue mobility, edema, inflammation and intraneural pressure reduction, without any known side effects when applied properly, except for a momentary worsening of symptoms (the only known side effect of CLG), which is an important contrast to the wide and sometimes severe spectrum of side effects derived from drug therapy used to treat cervicobrachial pain.
It is believed that the hypoalgesic effect offered by neural tissue mobilization is a consequence of descending nervous system pain modulation activity and an improvement in the distinct biomechanical properties of the involved neural tissue.Despite the increase in scientific interest in evidence based options to treat pain and neural tissue mobilization techniques there is a current lack of enough controlled double blind clinical trials that measure the effectiveness of neural tissue mobilization techniques such as the CLG and its specific effect over cervicobrachial pain. For this reason the present investigation consisted in the application of a treatment protocol based on CLG neural tissue mobilization in a controlled double blind clinical trial with the aim to assess its clinical effectiveness in treating pain symptoms
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||52 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)|
|Official Title:||Hypoalgesic Effect of Neural Mobilization in Cervicobrachial Pain Compared to a Controlled Group|
|Study Start Date :||July 2015|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 2015|
Experimental: Cervical Lateral Glide
Procedure: Cervical Lateral Glide neural mobilization
Non-surgical non-invasive Cervical Lateral Glide neural mobilization procedure was applied by a physical therapist continuously during 2 minutes in 5 different occasions with 1 minute of rest between each 2 minute application of the Neural Mobilization technique. The intervention was applied during a period of 6 weeks. The correct linear alignment of patient's cervical spine was determined through the baseline use of a Universal Goniometer Device in each application of Cervical Lateral Glide neural mobilization.
No Intervention: Waiting list control group
- Patients assigned to a 6 week waiting list to receive treatment
- Change from baseline using the Numeric Rating Scale for Pain at 1 hour [ Time Frame: at baseline for both arms and 1 hour after the application of treatment only in the experimental arm, corresponding to intervention days 1, 15 and 30 ]the Numeric Rating scale for Pain (NRS) is an 11 point scale for patient self reporting of pain in which 0 points represents the total absence of pain and 10 points the worst state of pain, it was employed to evaluate the presence and relieve of cervicobrachial pain symptoms.
- Change from baseline of the Physical function involving the affected upper limb using the Quik DASH Scale [ Time Frame: at baseline, corresponding to intervention days 1 and 30 of treatment ]The disabilities of the arm quick test (Quick DASH) is a self report short questionnaire designed to measure physical function and symptoms in people with any or several musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb.
- Cervical Rotation Range of Motion (CROM) [ Time Frame: at baseline for both arms and 1 hour after the application of treatment only in the experimental arm, corresponding to intervention days 1 and 30 ]Cervical rotation was assessed in units of rotation degrees, using the cervical range-of-motion device (CROM).
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|"Centro Médico y de Especialidades Pediátricas Dr. José Gregorio Hernández "|
|San Diego, Carabobo, Venezuela, 02006|
|Principal Investigator:||Francisco H Unda, PT, MSc||Universidad Europea de Madrid|