This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions torticollis, muscle spasticity
Treatment resistance training
Phase phase 1
Sponsor Jyväskylä Central Hospital
Collaborator Eurostars
Start date September 2008
End date December 2009
Trial size 22 participants
Trial identifier NCT01041157, KSKS


The purpose of the study is to examine the effect of the botulinum toxin injection into muscle tone, strength and mobility with and without muscle exercise effect.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety study
Intervention model crossover assignment
Masking double blind (caregiver, investigator, outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
resistance training
resistance training
Neck muscle trainings effect on botulinum toxin efficiency

Primary Outcomes

Muscle tone in splenius capitis muscle
time frame: five months

Secondary Outcomes

Pain in the neck
time frame: five months
Mobility in the neck
time frame: five months
Neck muscle strength
time frame: five months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 80 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Clinical diagnosis of cervical dystonia - Spasticity in splenius capitis muscle - Regular treatment with botulinum toxin injection Exclusion Criteria: - Don't want to take part the Trial - Very long distance from home to Jyväskylä Central Hospital

Additional Information

Official title Effectiveness of Botulinum Toxin Injection After Exercising Splenius Capitis Muscle in Patients With Cervical Dystonia
Description The purpose is also to find out patients subjective symptoms between injections. Hypothesis: Efficiency of the botulinum toxin is more powerful with the muscle exercise before injection.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in December 2009.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Jyväskylä Central Hospital.