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Effectiveness of Dry Needling and Ischemic Compression in Sternocleidomastoid, on Cervical Motor Control in Patients With Cervical Pain.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03331653
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 6, 2017
Last Update Posted : June 13, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Aida Martín Rodríguez, University of Alcala

Brief Summary:
This study will compare the effect of dry needling on the active trigger point on sternocleidomastoid versus the effect of dry needling at 1.5 centimeters of active trigger point on sternocleidomastoid, both combined with ischemic compression, on cervical pain and cervical motor control short and medium term.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cervical Pain Other: Dry Needling and Ischemic Compression at the Trigger Point Other: Dry Needling and Ischemic Compression at 1.5 centimeters from the Trigger Point Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 34 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT) with two groups.
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description: Double-blind, masking the patient and the outcomes assesor. A simple randomization will be performed with Epidat software.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of Dry Needling and Ischemic Compression in the Sternocleidomastoid, on Cervical Motor Control in Patients With Cervical Pain, Versus Placebo Technique and Ischemic Compression, Randomized Trial.
Actual Study Start Date : November 10, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 15, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : June 10, 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Dry Needling and Ischemic Compression at the Trigger Point
Dry Needling and Ischemic Compression at the Trigger Point
Other: Dry Needling and Ischemic Compression at the Trigger Point
The intervention consist on dry needling in the active trigger point, and next, do ischemic compression in the same point.

Active Comparator: Intervention at 1.5 cm from the Trigger Point
Dry Needling and Ischemic Compression at 1.5 centimeters from the Trigger Point
Other: Dry Needling and Ischemic Compression at 1.5 centimeters from the Trigger Point
The intervention consist on dry needling at 1.5 centimeters from the active trigger point, and next, do ischemic compression in the same point.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cervical Pain [ Time Frame: Pre-intervention, immediately post-intervention, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month ]
    Changes in the level of Cervical Pain.

  2. Cervical Motor Control [ Time Frame: Pre-intervention, immediately post-intervention, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month ]
    Change in the Cervical Motor Control


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cervical Range of Movement [ Time Frame: Pre-intervention, immediately post-intervention, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month ]
    Changes in grades of cervical movement

  2. Coordination of superficial and deep cervical flexor muscles [ Time Frame: Pre-intervention, immediately post-intervention, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month ]
    Changes in the coordination of cervical flexor muscles

  3. Cervical Disability [ Time Frame: Pre-intervention,1 month ]
    Changes in perceived cervical disability



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Be between 18 and 65 years old
  • Have pain in the cervical region, which extends from the occipital to the 7th cervical vertebra.
  • Have an active trigger point on the sternocleidomastoid.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Present history of trauma in the neck.
  • Present cervical radiculopathy
  • Present a vestibular pathology
  • Previous surgery on the neck or shoulder area
  • Having a primary headache diagnosis
  • Have received dry needling in the neck in the previous 6 months
  • Present cognitive deficit.
  • Be pregnant
  • Taking anticoagulants.
  • Have phobia to the needles (belonephobia).

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Locations
Spain
University of Alcalá
Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain, 28801
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alcala
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Aida M. Rodríguez, Physiotherapy Investigator
Principal Investigator: Esther S. Olmo, Physiotherapy Investigator

Responsible Party: Aida Martín Rodríguez, Degree Physiotherapy, University of Alcala
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03331653     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CEIM/HU/2017/15
First Posted: November 6, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 13, 2018
Last Verified: June 2018

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Aida Martín Rodríguez, University of Alcala:
Cervical Pain
Motor Control
Sternocleidomastoid
Dry Needling

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