Efficacy of the Use of Dry Needling in Conventional Non-invasive Treatment of Acute and Subacute Whiplash

U

University of Alcala

Status

Completed

Conditions

Whiplash Injuries

Treatments

Other: Motor Control
Other: Manual Therapy
Other: Dry Needling

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03502928
1489327794181094

Details and patient eligibility

About

INTRODUCTION: Whiplash is an injury produced by an acceleration-deceleration mechanism that transmits energy to the cervical spine. According to the bibliography, the conservative treatment (motor control exercises and manual therapy) has shown benefits in approaching this lesion, but its efficacy is limited. Dry needling has already shown its usefulness in different musculoskeletal pathologies, however, its efficacy is unknown when it is included in conservative treatment. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to assess the effects of the incorporation of dry needling in the conventional treatment with manual therapy and motor control exercises, compared to the conventional non-invasive treatment in patients with acute or subacute whiplash. HYPOTHESIS: The inclusion of dry needling in conventional non-invasive treatment is more effective than conventional non-invasive treatment in patients with acute or subacute whiplash. METHODS: A randomized clinical trial will be conducted in which the subjects of study will be assigned to two groups, a control group (conventional treatment) and an experimental group (conventional treatment and dry needling).

Enrollment

30 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 65 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Medical Diagnosis of Whiplash Grade I-II in the QTF
  • Neck Pain
  • Whiplash in Acute or Subacute Phase

Exclusion criteria

  • Pregnancy
  • Belonephobia
  • Cervical Fractures-Dislocations or Neurological Deficit Secondaries to Accident
  • Previous Surgery of the Cervical Spine
  • Circulatory Disease, Respiratory Disease, Neurological Disease, Rheumatologic Disease and Mental Illness
  • Athletes

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

30 participants in 2 patient groups

Conventional Treatment
Active Comparator group
Description:
Motor Control + Manual Therapy
Treatment:
Other: Manual Therapy
Other: Motor Control
Experimental Treatment
Experimental group
Description:
Motor Control + Manual Therapy + Dry Needling
Treatment:
Other: Dry Needling
Other: Manual Therapy
Other: Motor Control

Trial contacts and locations

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