Investigation of the Effects of Upper Extremity Functions in Female Patients With Non-Specific Neck Pain

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Dokuz Eylül University (DEU)

Status

Enrolling

Conditions

Neck Pain

Treatments

Other: Assessment

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT06233006
DokuzEU01

Details and patient eligibility

About

Non-specific neck pain is defined as pain in the posterior and lateral part of the neck between the superior nuchael line and the spinous process of the 1st thoracic vertebra, without neurological findings and obvious structural pathology. It is more common in women than in men. Neck pain is thought to affect upper extremity functions. Although the exact cause is unknown, it has been reported that mechanical loading, minor peripheral nerve damage and deconditioning negatively affect upper extremity functions in individuals with neck pain and reduce the quality of life. Although it is stated in the literature that patients with neck pain often experience upper extremity problems, there are a limited number of studies evaluating the relationship between the neck and upper extremity. This study was planned to determine upper extremity functions and their impact on health-related quality of life in female patients with NSHP. Female patients with NSHP over the age of 18 who apply to Tarsus State Hospital Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinic, meet the inclusion criteria, and agree to participate in the study will be included in the study. With our research, patients' upper extremity functions (hand skills, hand and finger grip strength, reaction time, position sense, upper extremity strength and endurance) and health-related quality of life will be evaluated and interpreted.

Full description

Non-specific neck pain is defined as pain in the posterior and lateral part of the neck between the superior nuchael line and the spinous process of the 1st thoracic vertebra, without neurological findings and obvious structural pathology. It is more common in women than in men. Neck pain is thought to affect upper extremity functions. Although the exact cause is unknown, it has been reported that mechanical loading, minor peripheral nerve damage and deconditioning negatively affect upper extremity functions in individuals with neck pain and reduce the quality of life. Although it is stated in the literature that patients with neck pain often experience upper extremity problems, there are a limited number of studies evaluating the relationship between the neck and upper extremity. This study was planned to determine upper extremity functions and their impact on health-related quality of life in female patients with NSHP. Female patients with NSHP over the age of 18 who apply to Tarsus State Hospital Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinic, meet the inclusion criteria, and agree to participate in the study will be included in the study. With our research, patients' upper extremity functions (hand skills, hand and finger grip strength, reaction time, position sense, upper extremity strength and endurance) and health-related quality of life will be evaluated and interpreted.

Enrollment

80 estimated patients

Sex

Female

Ages

18 to 80 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Having neck pain lasting more than 30 days and being diagnosed with non-specific neck pain
  • Having a score of 14/50 or above on the Neck Disability Index
  • Expressing neck pain as at least 3/10 points or above on the visual analog scale
  • Being 18 years or older
  • Female patients

Exclusion criteria

  • Previously diagnosed orthopedic diseases related to the spine
  • Undergoing surgical upper extremity surgery that may affect upper extremity functions
  • Being pregnant and having just given birth
  • Serious pathologies (such as cancer, spondylolisthesis, rheumatoid arthritis, kyphoscoliosis, scoliosis, etc., thoracic deformity or ankylosing spondylitis)
  • Symptoms of cervical spinal stenosis (such as incoordination of hands, arms and legs, bowel and bladder incontinence)
  • Radix compression (such as sensory changes, muscle weakness, or decreased reflexes)
  • History of whiplash or cervical surgery
  • Kyphoscoliosis, scoliosis etc. thorax deformity
  • Having a body mass index over 30

Trial design

80 participants in 2 patient groups

Non Spesific Neck Pain
Description:
Patients with Non Spesific Neck Pain
Treatment:
Other: Assessment
Healthy Control
Description:
Individuals with similar age
Treatment:
Other: Assessment

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Abdulkadir Goz

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