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Effect of Ischemic Compression With Stretching on Patients With Upper Back Pain

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Verified May 2015 by Mae Fah Luang University Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Vitsarut Buttagat, Mae Fah Luang University Hospital Identifier:
First received: May 5, 2015
Last updated: May 6, 2015
Last verified: May 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of ischemic compression with stretching on pain related parameters including pain intensity, pressure pain threshold, anxiety, cervical range of motion and patient satisfaction in patients with scapular pain associated with myofascial trigger point.

Condition Intervention
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Other: Ischemic compression with stretching

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Ischemic Compression With Stretching on Pain Related Parameters in Patients With Upper Back Pain Associated With Myofascial Trigger Point

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Further study details as provided by Mae Fah Luang University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain score on Visual analog scale [ Time Frame: 5 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    The intensity of pain will be reported by the participant on a visual analog scale ranging from 0 to 10. Zero indicates no pain anywhere and 10 indicates the most pain ever experienced

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pressure Pain Threshold as a measure by pressure algometry [ Time Frame: 5 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Anxiety on State Anxiety Inventory [ Time Frame: 5 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Cervical range of motion [ Time Frame: 5 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Patient satisfaction level [ Time Frame: 5 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: May 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Ischemic compression with stretching
The participants will receive the ischemic compression with stretching onto the trapezius muscle
Other: Ischemic compression with stretching
No Intervention: Control
Rest on the bed


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The participants have experienced spontaneous upper back pain for longer than 12 weeks (chronic) and that at least one trigger point will be present in the s trapezius muscles. Trigger points will be diagnosed as the presence of focal tenderness in a taut band and with pain recognition.
  • The participants will be able to follow instructions.
  • Good communication and cooperation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fibromyalgia syndrome
  • Cervical radiculopathy or myelopathy)
  • Cervical spine surgery
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02437292

Contact: VITSARUT BUTTAGAT, Ph.D. 66882674423

Sponsors and Collaborators
Mae Fah Luang University Hospital
Principal Investigator: VITSARUT BUTTAGAT, Ph.D. Mae Fah Luang University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Vitsarut Buttagat, Mae Fah Luang University Hospital Identifier: NCT02437292     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 55218152-6 
Study First Received: May 5, 2015
Last Updated: May 6, 2015
Health Authority: Thailand: School of Health Science, Mae Fah Luang University Ethics Committee for Human Research

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Back Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases processed this record on December 05, 2016