Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions neck pain, myofascial pain
Treatment suboccipital inhibition technique
Sponsor University of Alcala
Start date March 2016
End date August 2016
Trial size 60 participants
Trial identifier NCT02890394, UAH

Summary

The project is based on checking the effectiveness of the technique of suboccipital inhibition in patients with mechanical neck pain. Suboccipital inhibition technique involves the placement of the hands of the physiotherapist under the patient's head so that fingers can feel the spinous processes of the cervical vertebrae. Then the fingers slowly leads upward to contact the occipital condyles. At this point the investigator should gently move your fingers down, finding the space between the condyles and the spinous process of the axis. Then, flexing the metacarpophalangeal joints at 90 degrees, slowly raises the skull. In this technique the investigator would be carrying out the relaxation of the suboccipital muscles: lower rectus capitis posterior, superior oblique head straight back and head higher. It is a technique used very often but without knowledge about the time needed for implementation. In several studies that have used the technique it has been maintained for 2.4 or 10 minutes without agreeing how long is necessary. The study will consist of three groups formed by patients with mechanical neck pain that they applied the technique two, four or ten minutes and a control group of patients with mechanical neck pain. The four groups were measured before and after treatment the pain threshold to pressure by algometer and conduct the test repositioning of the head to show any changes after application of the technique.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model factorial assignment
Masking single blind (outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(Experimental)
The group was perform the technique inhibition suboccipital two minutes, collecting data by measuring with algometer and test repositioning of the head before and after the technique.
suboccipital inhibition technique
Suboccipital inhibition technique involves the placement of the hands of the physiotherapist under the patient's head so that fingers can feel the spinous processes of the cervical vertebrae. Then fingers slowly leads upward to contact the occipital condyles. At this point the investigator should gently move your fingers down, finding the space between the condyles and the spinous process of the axis. Remember that the atlas has no spinous process. Then, flexing the metacarpophalangeal joints at 90 degrees, slowly raises the skull
(Experimental)
The group was perform the technique inhibition suboccipital four minutes, collecting data by measuring with algometer and test repositioning of the head before and after the technique.
suboccipital inhibition technique
Suboccipital inhibition technique involves the placement of the hands of the physiotherapist under the patient's head so that fingers can feel the spinous processes of the cervical vertebrae. Then fingers slowly leads upward to contact the occipital condyles. At this point the investigator should gently move your fingers down, finding the space between the condyles and the spinous process of the axis. Remember that the atlas has no spinous process. Then, flexing the metacarpophalangeal joints at 90 degrees, slowly raises the skull
(Experimental)
The group was perform the technique inhibition suboccipital eight minutes, collecting data by measuring with algometer and test repositioning of the head before and after the technique.
suboccipital inhibition technique
Suboccipital inhibition technique involves the placement of the hands of the physiotherapist under the patient's head so that fingers can feel the spinous processes of the cervical vertebrae. Then fingers slowly leads upward to contact the occipital condyles. At this point the investigator should gently move your fingers down, finding the space between the condyles and the spinous process of the axis. Remember that the atlas has no spinous process. Then, flexing the metacarpophalangeal joints at 90 degrees, slowly raises the skull
(No Intervention)
The not intervention group will be asked to lie supine on the table for ten minutes, collecting data by measuring with algometer and test repositioning of the head before and after laying.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Change from pain threshold pressure after ten minutes from the suboccipital inhibition
time frame: It is measured at the beginning of the study. After ten minutes from the suboccipital inhibition is remeasured
Change from repositioning of the head after ten minutes from the suboccipital inhibition
time frame: It is measured at the beginning of the study. After ten minutes from the suboccipital inhibition is remeasured

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Men and women of full age . 2. ≥ 15/50 rating in the Neck Disability Index 3. Participants with good adhesion to the study . 4. Participants who have signed informed after appropriate informed consent. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Cancer , inflammatory , infectious , vascular , neurological and metabolic processes. 2. Patients who are under medical treatment. 3. Patients with psychiatric illnesses. 4. Women : pregnancy. 5. Patients who have not signed the informed consent.

Additional Information

Official title Effectiveness of the Suboccipital Inhibition Technique in Patients With Mechanical Neck Pain: a Pilot Study
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Alcala.