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An Evaluation of Yoga Therapy for Cervical Spondylosis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 2, 2019
Last Update Posted : October 2, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
NMP Medical Research Institute

Brief Summary:
Cervical spondylosis is a chronic degenerative condition, commonly affecting >40-year-old adults worldwide. Cervical spondylosis is an important cause of neck pain and low back pain, and seriously affects the physical health, mental health, patients quality of life. Yoga has been most commonly used intervention for pain conditions. But its efficacy in cervical spondylosis has not yet been studied in clinical trials. The primary aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of yoga chikitsa (therapy) compared with control intervention for neck pain caused by cervical spondylosis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cervical Spondylosis Neck Pain Other: Yoga Therapy Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 62 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Effectiveness of Yoga Therapy for Neck Pain Relief in Patients With Cervical Spondylosis
Actual Study Start Date : December 11, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 12, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : August 30, 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Yoga Group
Experimental group received individualised yoga therapy twice a week for an hour for 12-weeks.
Other: Yoga Therapy

An hour of yoga therapy included loosening exercise (sukshma vyayama), yoga postures (asana), yoga breathing (pranayama), relaxation (shavasana) and meditation.

Each participant were given handouts to follow home practice sessions everyday for twice a day for at least 15 minutes.

No Intervention: Control Group
Control group were given education session and continued on usual care for 12-weeks.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Neck pain [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to 12 weeks ]
    ain intensity was measured by a 10-cm VAS scale, with 0 = "no Pain" and 10 = "the worst imaginable pain

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Disability [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to 12 weeks ]
    Neck disability was measured using neck disability index (NDI) score

  2. Health related Quality of Life [ Time Frame: change from baseline to 12 weeks ]
    Short Form-36 assessed the Quality of life

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Neck pain of CS as per diagnostic criteria of International Classification of Diseases
  • CS supported by a physical examination, and cervical radiographic examination
  • History of neck pain longer than 3 months
  • willing to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of neck trauma, fracture or surgery,
  • Systematic disease of the neck or spine including bones and joints conditions,
  • Pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04113473

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Pain Clinic, NMP Medical Research Institute
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Sponsors and Collaborators
NMP Medical Research Institute
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Principal Investigator: Neha Sharma, PhD Yog-Kulam
Study Director: Shekhar Sharma NMP Medical Research Institute, India
Study Chair: Jaydeep Joshi Yog-Kulam
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Responsible Party: NMP Medical Research Institute Identifier: NCT04113473    
Other Study ID Numbers: NMP/62548
First Posted: October 2, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 2, 2019
Last Verified: October 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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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
Spinal Diseases
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases