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The Treatment of the Median Nerve for the Elimination of the Symptoms Associated With the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00634738
First Posted: March 13, 2008
Last Update Posted: June 28, 2011
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Information provided by:
Guy Hains Chiropractor
March 6, 2008
March 13, 2008
June 28, 2011
January 2007
June 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Levine DW Questionnaire (J.Bone Joint Surg Am 1993;75:1585-92)on carpal tunnel syndrome [ Time Frame: after 15treatments,30 days after,6 months later ]
Same as current
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A numerical scale,filled by the patient,where they give their perceived improvement from 0% to 100%. [ Time Frame: After 15 treatments, 30 days later and 6 months later. ]
Same as current
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The Treatment of the Median Nerve for the Elimination of the Symptoms Associated With the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Neuropathy Along the Median Nerve: Etiology of Symptoms Associated With the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a Preliminary Study

In carpal tunnel syndrome,trigger points are often found in the biceps muscle,in the aponeurosis of the biceps and in the pronator teres muscle.

We hypothesise that by eliminating these trigger points,using ischemic compressions, may diminish the symptoms.

Using one thumb on the other,the pressure is applied 10 seconds on each TrPs.The treatment is done on each visit for a total of 15(without Charge).
Interventional
Phase 1
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Compression Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel
Procedure: Ischemic Compression (thumb Pressure)
Pressure, one thumb on the other, applied on the trigger points
Other Name: Pressure point therapy
Experimental: one
Intervention: Procedure: Ischemic Compression (thumb Pressure)
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Completed
60
September 2010
June 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Between 20 and 60 years old,
  • Numbness in the hand affecting the thumb, the index finger, the middle finger and half the ring finger,
  • To have suffered from discomfort on a daily basis for at least three months and to agree to a course of 15 chiropractic treatments at no cost.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of upper limb or neck surgery,
  • Pregnancy and systemic pathologies possibly related to CTS, such as hypothyroidism, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
20 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Canada
 
 
NCT00634738
cer-06-115-06.03
no grants
No
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Guy Hains, UQTR
Guy Hains Chiropractor
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Study Chair: Martin Descarreaux, DC PHD UQTR
Guy Hains Chiropractor
June 2010

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