Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed
Estimated Enrollment
128

Inclusion Criterias

Patients who come to consultation of Primary Care for neck pain without structural hurt or irradiation, with muscular contraction and functional and postural limitation.
Patients who come to consultation of Primary Care for neck pain without structural hurt or irradiation, with muscular contraction and functional and postural limitation.

Exclusion Criterias

Chronic, serious diseases
No sign the informed consent
Psychiatric disorders
...
Chronic, serious diseases
No sign the informed consent
Psychiatric disorders
Treatment with drugs of second or third level of the scale of the WHO which difficult to estimate changes for auto-acupressure
Malignant diseases and marked physical deterioration
Sensitive alterations
Injuries of skin (dermatitis, burns, sores, skin cancer) in the zone to massaging
Difficulty of reading comprehension or visual alterations
Hemorrhage or tendency to suffer hemorrhage
Structural injuries (bony fractures or injuries of muscles and tendons) in the zone to massaging

Summary

Conditions
Neck Pain
Type
Interventional
Design
  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
  • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Primary Purpose: Treatment

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 125 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of the digital pressure in points of acupuncture added to the conventional treatment for diminishing the pain in patients with cervicalgia of benign origin. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Pragmatic controlled randomized clinical trial. Patients with diagnosis of cervi...

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of the digital pressure in points of acupuncture added to the conventional treatment for diminishing the pain in patients with cervicalgia of benign origin. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Pragmatic controlled randomized clinical trial. Patients with diagnosis of cervicalgia of benign origin will include. They will be randomly assigned to receive just conventional treatment or this plus auto-acupressure. The professionals will once receive instruction in the Centres of Health by an experienced acupuncture professional that will supervise, in a workshop, the right application of the technique, that will consist of the application of manoeuvres of auto-acupressure by the own patient during periods of 10 minutes, once in a day during one week. The pain intensity will be evaluated by means of a millimetric scale of 10 cm (0 represents the pain absence, 10 the maximum imaginable pain, Numerical Scale Rating). The pain will be measured in the inclusion and days 1, 3, 7, 30 and 90. The sample size has been calculated to detect a minimum difference of 1.5 points (DS 2) in the scale of the pain in day 7, which implies the recruitment of, at least, 80 patients by group (if losses don't exceed 20%). Also the perception of the quality of life (euroQol-5D) and the functional capacity with the scale of Oswestry will be evaluated, at the beginning, and days 3, 7, 30 and 90. The measures in each point between the group will be compared control and intervention. The evolution of the repeated measures will compare between groups with a generalized estimating equation (GEE) model.

Inclusion Criterias

Patients who come to consultation of Primary Care for neck pain without structural hurt or irradiation, with muscular contraction and functional and postural limitation.
Patients who come to consultation of Primary Care for neck pain without structural hurt or irradiation, with muscular contraction and functional and postural limitation.

Exclusion Criterias

Chronic, serious diseases
No sign the informed consent
Psychiatric disorders
...
Chronic, serious diseases
No sign the informed consent
Psychiatric disorders
Treatment with drugs of second or third level of the scale of the WHO which difficult to estimate changes for auto-acupressure
Malignant diseases and marked physical deterioration
Sensitive alterations
Injuries of skin (dermatitis, burns, sores, skin cancer) in the zone to massaging
Difficulty of reading comprehension or visual alterations
Hemorrhage or tendency to suffer hemorrhage
Structural injuries (bony fractures or injuries of muscles and tendons) in the zone to massaging

Locations

Madrid
Madrid

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT01855893
Collaborators
Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Investigators
  • Principal Investigator: Susana Calvo-Trujillo, MD Gerencia Atención Primaria. Madrid
  • Susana Calvo-Trujillo, MD Gerencia Atención Primaria. Madrid