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Upper Cross Syndrome Rehabilitation Strengthening of the Dorsal Erector Muscles

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04540614
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : September 7, 2020
Last Update Posted : September 7, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Martín, Carlos García

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine which treatment is more effective for chronic neck pain associated with Upper Cross Syndrome.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neck Pain Other: Strengthening exercises programme Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Patients will divided in two groups, control and intervention. Control Group will do exercises of strengthening of Deep Cervical Flexors, Shoulder External Rotators and Adduction of Scapulae.

Intervention group will do the same plus Strengthtening of Erector Thoracic.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 140 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Upper Cross Syndrome Rehabilitation by Means of Habitual Treatment Plus Strengthening of the Dorsal Erector Muscles. Controlled Clinical Trial.
Actual Study Start Date : May 21, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 3, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 4, 2021


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention
70 participants receiving active comparator treatment plus experimental
Other: Strengthening exercises programme
Strengthening exercises for Deep Cervical Flexors, Shoulder external rotators, scapular adductors and thoracic erector muscles

Active Comparator: Control
70 participants receiving active comparator treatment
Other: Strengthening exercises programme
Strengthening exercises for Deep Cervical Flexors, Shoulder external rotators, scapular adductors and thoracic erector muscles




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Craniovertebral angle [ Time Frame: 0 week ]
    tha angle formed by the horizontal line through C7 and the line formed between C7 and the tragus of the ear

  2. Craniovertebral angle [ Time Frame: 4 week ]
    tha angle formed by the horizontal line through C7 and the line formed between C7 and the tragus of the ear

  3. Craniovertebral angle [ Time Frame: 8 week ]
    tha angle formed by the horizontal line through C7 and the line formed between C7 and the tragus of the ear

  4. Shoulder angle [ Time Frame: 0 week ]
    the angle formed by the horizontal line through C7 and the line formed between C7 and the acromion

  5. Shoulder angle [ Time Frame: 4 week ]
    the angle formed by the horizontal line through C7 and the line formed between C7 and the acromion

  6. Shoulder angle [ Time Frame: 8 week ]
    the angle formed by the horizontal line through C7 and the line formed between C7 and the acromion

  7. VAS [ Time Frame: 0 week ]
    The Visual Analogue Scale 0 no pain 10 worst pain

  8. VAS [ Time Frame: 4 week ]
    The Visual Analogue Scale 0 no pain 10 worst pain

  9. VAS [ Time Frame: 8 week ]
    The Visual Analogue Scale 0 no pain 10 worst pain


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Muscle Strenght [ Time Frame: 0 week ]
    Muscle strenght tested by a hand held dynamometer

  2. Muscle Strenght [ Time Frame: 4 week ]
    Muscle Strenght tested by a hand held dynamometer

  3. Muscle Strenght [ Time Frame: 8 week ]
    Muscle strenght tested by a and held dynamometer

  4. Muscle Activity [ Time Frame: 0 week ]
    Muscle activity tested by Portable EMG

  5. Muscle Activity [ Time Frame: 4 week ]
    Muscle activity tested by Portable EMG

  6. Muscle Activity [ Time Frame: 8 week ]
    Muscle activity tested by Portable EMG



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic neck pain for at least 3 months
  • 52º or less in the craniovertebral angle
  • 50º or less in the shoulder angle

Exclusion Criteria:

  • herniated disk, radiculopathy, diseases of the spine

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04540614


Contacts
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Contact: Carlos García 660389217 carlesenb@gmail.com

Locations
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Spain
Fisiosesto Recruiting
Madrid, Spain, 28009
Contact: Carlos García         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Martín, Carlos García
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Carlos García Fisiosesto
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Responsible Party: Martín, Carlos García
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04540614    
Other Study ID Numbers: MartinCG
First Posted: September 7, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 7, 2020
Last Verified: May 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Martín, Carlos García:
chronic neck pain
upper crossed syndrome
rounded shoulder posture
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neck Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations