Comparison of Thoracic Manipulation and Muscle Energy Technique in Non-specific Mechanical Neck Pain

R

Riphah International University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Neck Pain

Treatments

Other: thoracic Manipulation Posterior anterior and conventional therapy
Other: Muscle Energy Technique (PIR) and conventional treatment

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT05315076
REC 01211 Muhammad Saad Hassan

Details and patient eligibility

About

To compare the effects of Thoracic manipulation and MET in relieving pain.in improving Range of motion and in improving functional disability.

Full description

Neck pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder. Mechanical neck pain is also known as non-specific neck pain and is defined as the pain anywhere within the region bounded superiorly by superior nuchal line, inferiorly by an imaginary line through the tip of first thoracic spinous process and laterally by sagittal plane tangential to the lateral borders of the neck in which pain is provoked by sustained neck posture, neck movement, pain on palpation of cervical musculature without pathologies. In most patients, neck pain can be a common cause of disability: it is associated with daily activity limitations, reduction of work productivity and decrease in quality of life. Mechanical neck pain is commonly seen in people involved in occupation like computer processing, clerical job, students and people with sedentary life style awkward occupational posture, heavy lifting and physically demanding work. thoracic spine manipulation (TSM) is defined as a high-velocity/low amplitude movement or "thrust" directed at any segment of the thoracic spine. Muscle energy technique (MET) is a method of treatment that involves the voluntary contraction of subject's muscles in a precisely controlled direction, against a counterforce and producing post isometric relaxation through the influence of the Golgi tendon. MET is used to decrease pain, stretch tight structures muscle and fascia, reduce muscle tone, improve local circulation, and mobilize joint restriction

Enrollment

30 patients

Sex

All

Ages

20 to 40 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Patients who present with a primary complaint of mechanical neck pain (defined as pain in the region between the superior nuchal line and first thoracic spinous process) with limited Range of motion.
  • Patients with non-radiating neck pain of moderate intensity scoring 4-8 on the numeric pain rating scale (NPRS).
  • Subacute or chronic cases (4 -12 weeks)
  • Have a Neck Disability Index (NDI) score of 20% or greater (10 points or greater on a 0-to-50 scale)
  • Dull aching neck pain increased by sustained postures, neck movement

Exclusion criteria

  • Patients with a positive history of trauma, fracture or surgery of the cervical spine.
  • Neck pain with radiation to the arm and upper extremity
  • Diagnosed cases of torticollis, and scoliosis
  • History of osteoporosis, Any heart disease
  • Taken previous physiotherapy session.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

30 participants in 2 patient groups

Thoracic Manipulation Posterior anterior and conventional therapy
Experimental group
Description:
Thoracic Manipulation Posterior anterior and conventional therapy
Treatment:
Other: Muscle Energy Technique (PIR) and conventional treatment
Other: thoracic Manipulation Posterior anterior and conventional therapy
Muscle Energy Technique (PIR) and conventional treatment
Experimental group
Description:
Muscle Energy Technique (PIR) and conventional treatment
Treatment:
Other: Muscle Energy Technique (PIR) and conventional treatment
Other: thoracic Manipulation Posterior anterior and conventional therapy

Trial contacts and locations

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