Westeinde Brachialgia Study (WEB)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 24, 2012
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Medical Center Haaglanden

August 10, 2005
August 12, 2005
April 24, 2012
August 2003
April 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
pain and disability at 3 and 6 weeks and at 6 months
pain and disability at 3, 6 weeks and 6 months
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  • time back to work
  • persistent signs and symptoms
  • surgery
  • back to work
  • persistent signs and symptoms
  • surgery
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Westeinde Brachialgia Study
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Conservative Therapy in Cervical Radiculopathy
The Westeinde Brachialgia Study (WEB) is a randomized controlled trial to establish the effect of cervical collar or physiotherapy compared to a wait-and-see policy in patients with acute cervical radiculopathy.

Cervical radiculopathy caused by spondylosis or disc protrusion is a common disorder with a usually benign natural course. Often, physiotherapy (exercise programs) and/or cervical collar are prescribed. However, there are no reliable data on the effects of these conservative therapies.

In this study, patients with acute cervical radiculopathy, defined by clinical criteria, are randomized for cervical collar, physiotherapy or a wait-and-see policy.

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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Radiculopathy, Cervical
  • Other: cervical collar
  • Other: physiotherapy
  • No Intervention: wait and see
  • Experimental: collar
    Intervention: Other: cervical collar
  • Experimental: physiotherapy
    Intervention: Other: physiotherapy

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Same as current
July 2007
April 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cervical radiculopathy defined by neck pain irradiating to one arm with at least one of the following: provocation by neck movements or sensory changes in one or more adjacent dermatomes or diminished deep tendon reflexes in the affected arm; or muscle weakness in one or more adjacent myotomes.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Arm pain existing longer than one month
  • Clinical signs of spinal cord compression
  • Previously treated with physiotherapy or a cervical collar
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
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Medical Center Haaglanden
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Study Chair: Jos TJ Tans, MD PhD Medical Center Haaglanden
Medical Center Haaglanden
April 2012

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