The Effect of Cervical Taping on Neck Pain and Kinematics in Patients With Chronic Neck Pain
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02915887|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 27, 2016
Last Update Posted : September 27, 2016
Objective: This study examined the effects of elastic tape applied to the neck on patients experiencing chronic neck pain.
Background: Neck pain is often persistent or recurrent. Various treatments have been described, including exercises and manual therapy. Taping is commonly used clinically in the management of neck pain, however research in this field is sparse.
Methods: Elastic tape was applied over the posterior cervical extensor muscles from insertion to origin on patients experiencing chronic neck pain. Patients were assessed pre-taping, immediately post-taping, and one week post-taping and did not receive additional physiotherapy during the study.
Subjective measures included the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for pain intensity, the Neck Disability Index (NDI) to determine the level of disability in daily living, and the Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia (TSK) to assess fear of movement or re-injury. Objective outcome measures included cervical range of motion, velocity, smoothness, and accuracy of cervical motion. These kinematic measures were collected using a customised virtual reality system designed to evaluate neck motion disorders.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Neck Pain Cervical Pain Chronic Pain||Other: Cervical Taping||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||27 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||The Short-term Effect of Cervical Taping on Neck Pain, Disability and Kinematics in Patients With Chronic Neck Pain: A Non-randomised Clinical Trial|
|Study Start Date :||January 2015|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2015|
Experimental: cervical taping
Participants received treatment including elastic taping application to the neck. They were assessed 3 times: Pre taping, 20 minutes post-taping on day 1, and 7 days post-taping.
Other: Cervical Taping
Kinesio®Tex Tape 23 was used in this study. Two strips of tape were applied. The first layer was a Y-shaped strip with 2 tails on 2 sides of the cervical vertebrae, placed over the posterior cervical extensor muscles and applied from the insertion to origin. The second strip was an I-shaped approximately 20cm long, transversally applied over the C5-C7 vertebra with a tension-on-base technique in a space correction technique.
- Self-reported pain intensity was measured by theVisual Analogue Scale (VAS, 0-100mm) [ Time Frame: One week ]The Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) was used to measure neck pain intensity (0- 100mm).
- Cervical range of motion was measured by the neck VR system (ROM, degrees) [ Time Frame: One week ]Cervical range of motion was measured to four directions- flexion, extension, right and left rotation, during the VR assessment.
- Cervical motion accuracy was measured by the VR system (Accuracy, degrees). [ Time Frame: one week ]Cervical motion accuracy was collected in the VR accuracy module. It was defined as the difference in degrees between target and player position at each given sample to provide values for accumulated accuracy error in degrees.
- Self-reported disability was measured using the Neck Disability Index (NDI, 0-100%) [ Time Frame: One week ]Disability due to neck pain was measured using the neck disability index (NDI)
- Fear of movement was assessed using the TAMPA Scale of Kinesiophobia (TSK, 0-68) [ Time Frame: One week ]Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia (TSK) was used to assess fear of movement or re-injury. TSK was found to be associated with measures of behavioral avoidance and disability.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02915887
|The Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences|
|Haifa, Israel, 3498838|
|Principal Investigator:||Hilla Sarig Bahat, PT, PhD||Department of Physical Therapy, University of Haifa|