Efficacy of Myofascial Trigger Point Pressure Release on Tinnitus Patients (MTP)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00999648|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 22, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 22, 2009
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Tinnitus Myofascial Trigger Points||Other: Myofascial trigger point pressure release (deactivation) Other: Placebo myofascial trigger point pressure release||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||57 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Efficacy of Myofascial Trigger Point Pressure Release on Tinnitus Patients With Both Tinnitus and Myofascial Pain: a Double-blind Placebo Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial.|
|Study Start Date :||March 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2009|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2009|
Experimental: Manual therapy
Myofascial trigger point pressure release
Other: Myofascial trigger point pressure release (deactivation)
The deactivation of MTP will be performed always by the same physiotherapist researcher using the same technique. Afterwards, a myofascial maneuver is performed in each treated muscle. All patients of the experimental group will be advised to perform complimentary procedures at home during the 10-week period treatment in order to maintain the status of the muscle up to the next session and to avoid losing the obtained result:(1) Stretching of the treated muscles, once a day for 25 seconds each, (2)Superficial heat in each treated muscle, once a day for 20 minutes, (3) Watch the correct postures during daily activities and sleeping.
Other Name: Manual therapy, pressure release, digital pressure of MTP.
Placebo Comparator: Control
Placebo myofascial trigger point pressure release
Other: Placebo myofascial trigger point pressure release
The physiotherapist researcher will press in an adjacent nontender muscle fibers of the same muscle that have MTP about 3cm to the right or to the left of each diagnosed MTP, using just a slight pressure on it, not enough for deactivation.
Other Name: Placebo manual therapy
- Tinnitus Handicap Inventory, tinnitus visual analogue scale (0 to 10), changes of numbers of sounds and frequency [ Time Frame: first, fifth and tenth session of treatment ]
- Intensity and frequency of pain; number of active trigger point [ Time Frame: first, fifth and tenth session of treatment ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00999648
|Clinics Hospital of University of Sao Paulo Medical School - Department of Otorhinolaryngology|
|São Paulo, Brazil, 05403-000|
|Principal Investigator:||Carina B. Rocha, PT, MA||University of Sao Paulo General Hospital|