Effectiveness of Muscle Energy Technique (MET) Versus Stretching Exercises In Acute And Subacute Postural Neck Pain

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Dow University of Health Sciences

Status

Not yet enrolling

Conditions

Cervical Pain

Treatments

Other: Stretching Exercises
Other: Muscle Energy Technique

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT06221566
NNaqi

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study will provide better evidence that which technique is more effective in acute and subacute postural neck pain. To find out the effectiveness of Muscle energy technique (MET) and stretching exercises in acute and subacute postural neck pain.

Full description

Study Design: Randomized Controlled Trial Study Setting: The study will be conducted at the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan. Intervention: This study will identify effects of two intervention approaches. The Experimental group consists of muscle energy technique (MET) for upper trapezius and levetor scapulae muscle of neck. The Control group will receive a stretching exercises program for upper trapezius and levetor scapulae muscle of neck.

Enrollment

40 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 30 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Targeted population: Students of MBBS, Pharmacy and Doctor of physical therapy.
  • Age between 18 and 30 years
  • Patient having acute or subacute postural neck pain
  • Acute postural neck pain should not last longer than 4weeks
  • Subacute postural neck pain should not last longer than 4-12 weeks.

Exclusion criteria

  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • Musculoskeletal disorders involve the nerve root compression, i.e.; (Intervertebral disc dysfunction and derangement syndrome)
  • Whiplash associated disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neurological disorders i.e.; (Multiple sclerosis, Young Parkinsonism etc.)

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

40 participants in 2 patient groups

Group A
Experimental group
Description:
Muscle energy technique (MET)
Treatment:
Other: Muscle Energy Technique
Group B
Active Comparator group
Description:
Stretching exercise program
Treatment:
Other: Stretching Exercises

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

SAEED AKHTER, PhD Scholar; NIDA NAQI, MSAPT

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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