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Yoga Chikitsa for Neck Pain Caused by Cervical Spondylosis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 16, 2018
Last Update Posted : May 16, 2018
Warwick Research Services
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
NMP Medical Research Institute

Brief Summary:
Neck Pain caused by Cervical spondylosis (CS) is one of the most common health complaints. Despite its frequency as clinical problem worldwide, there are few evidence-based studies that document efficacy of therapies for neck pain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of Yoga chikitsa (Yoga therapy) on pain and quality of life (QOL) in CS patients compared to usual care.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cervical Spondylosis Other: Yoga Chikitsa Drug: Usual care Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 117 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Yoga Chikitsa for Neck Pain Caused by Cervical Spondylosis: a Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial
Actual Study Start Date : April 15, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 12, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : December 25, 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Yoga Chikitsa
YC group were given traditional combination of yoga therapy including loosening movements, physical postures, breathing, relaxation and yoga counselling.
Other: Yoga Chikitsa
Intervention consisted of combination of static movements, yoga style exercise, yoga postures, breathing practices, relaxation and yoga counselling.
Other Name: Yoga therapy

Drug: Usual care
Intervention included pain medications and exercise movements for neck.

Active Comparator: Usual Care
Usual care were given exercise moves of necks, pain medications prescribed by physicians.
Drug: Usual care
Intervention included pain medications and exercise movements for neck.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Neck Pain [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to 6 weeks ]
    Pain assessed by Northwick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire (NPQ)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Quality of life [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to 6 weeks ]
    Quality of life assessed by SF-36 questionnaire

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of CS and confirmed by cervical radiographic examination
  • Neck pain with CS
  • Ready to Consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Duration of neck pain < 6 months
  • Comorbid systematic condition (Diabetes, Cardiovascular)
  • History of cervical surgery, cervical injury, or disease of bones or joints.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03526965

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Pain Clinic, NMP Medical Research Institute
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, 302019
Sponsors and Collaborators
NMP Medical Research Institute
Warwick Research Services
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Study Director: Neha Sharma, PhD Warwick Research Services
Principal Investigator: Manoj Swami NMP Medical Research Institute

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Responsible Party: NMP Medical Research Institute Identifier: NCT03526965     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NMP/10124
First Posted: May 16, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 16, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neck Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Spinal Diseases
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases