Short-Term Effects of Combined Manual Therapy to the Cervical and Thoracic Spine
Neck pain continues to be a prevalent condition in our society. Manual therapy (hands on techniques for the treatment of neck pain is an intervention commonly implemented in clinical practice. Recently researchers and clinicians have implemented manual therapy techniques to the thoracic spine (midback) to treat patients with neck pain. To date no studies have examined the short-term combined effects of thoracic spine manual therapy and cervical spine manual therapy in the treatment of patients with mechanical neck pain. The purpose this study is to assess the combined effects of thoracic spine thrust manipulation with cervical spine non-thrust manipulation in patients with neck pain.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Short-Term Combined Effects of Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation and Cervical Spine Non-Thrust Manipulation in Patients With Mechanical Neck Pain: A RCT|
- Neck Disability Index (NDI) [ Time Frame: Short-term outcome 1 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Neck Disability Index (NDI) is a disease-specific outcome measure specifically used in patients with neck pain. The NDI has been shown to be reliable and valid in individuals with mechanical neck pain.
- Global Rating of Change (GROC) [ Time Frame: Short-term outcome 1 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The Global Rating of Change is a outcome measure used to assess patient perceived recovery following interventions.
|Study Start Date:||November 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The experimental group is receiving thoracic spine thrust manipulation and cervical spine non-thrust manipulation.
Other: Manual Therapy
Thrust manipulation is a type of manual therapy that clinicians apply using a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust directed at a joint(s)
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01318720
|United States, New York|
|Long Island University|
|Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11201|
|Masefield Cavallaro Physical Therapy|
|Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11228|
|Principal Investigator:||Michael Masaracchio, PT, DPT, PhD(c), OCS, SCS||Masefield Cavallaro Therapy|