The Effect of Vibration Therapy Over Neck Myofascial Trigger Points
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Conditions||myofascial trigger point pain, neck pain|
|Treatment||shindo® vibration mattress|
|Sponsor||University of Valencia|
|Start date||August 2014|
|End date||November 2014|
|Trial size||13 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02393521, H1421077978677|
The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of a self-administered vibration therapy treatment on neck pain, disability and pressure pain thresholds in patients with non-specific neck pain and myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). The investigators hypothesized that patients receiving vibration therapy would report less perceived neck pain, disability and present higher PPTs after receiving vibration therapy when compared to a control no-treatment group.
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
|Masking||single blind (outcomes assessor)|
Pressure Pain Threshold (PPT)
time frame: 10 days
Neck Disability Index (NDI)
time frame: 10 days
Male or female participants at least 18 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - a score of ≥ 5/50 in Neck Disability Index - active or latent myofascial trigger points in upper trapezius or levator scapulae muscles Exclusion Criteria: - previous cervical spine surgery - cervical radiculopathy - severe systemic disease - fibromyalgia - other widespread musculoskeletal pain syndromes - patients being treated with medication or physiotherapy within the last 4 weeks
|Official title||The Effect of Vibration Therapy on Pressure Pain Thresholds Over Neck Myofascial Trigger Points: a Randomized Controlled Study|
|Description||Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are a common source of (regional) pain in patients presenting with musculoskeletal pain. Mechanical vibration has been suggested as a treatment for pain relief. In this study, the effects of vibration therapy on people with non-specific neck pain and MTrPs were investigated. Seventeen chronic non-specific neck pain patients were randomly assigned to a treatment (vibration group, n = 9) or control group (n = 8). Vibration group received 10 self-administered sessions of vibration therapy (45-50 Hz for 15 minutes with the subject laying in supine). Perceived neck pain and disability and pressure pain thresholds over MTrPs of the upper trapezius and levator scapulae bilateraly were measured at baseline and after the first, five and 10 treatment sessions.|
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