Thoracic Spine Manipulation for Patients With Thoracic Spine Pain

U

University of Jyväskylä

Status

Completed

Conditions

Pain

Treatments

Other: Manipulation vs. TNS thoracic pain

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01884818
Thoracic

Details and patient eligibility

About

The study includes two phases. In phase one the reliability of thoracic spine mobility measurements are studied in subjects with thoracic spine pain. In phase two the reliable measurements are used to measure the effects of thoracic spine manipulation in subjects with thoracic spine pain. The changes in pain is measured as well. In second phase the control group receives TNS treatment six times at home as a placebo so that the power of TNS is limited to very low level. The number of treatments are controlled as well as the time of treatment. The treatment group receives six manipulation treatments within 3 week period. The effects are measured immediately after the treatment weeks, and 3 and 8 week follow-up. Moreover the one year follow-up will be performed by mail questionnaire.

Full description

Outcome measures are intensity of pain (VAS, Roland-Morris questionnaire) thoracic mobility (measured with computer, tape measurements, inclinometer and manually).

Enrollment

78 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 55 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Thoracic spine pain,
  • 18-55 years old

Exclusion criteria

  • Inflammatory spine disease,
  • previous surgery on thoracic spine area,
  • osteoporosis

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

78 participants in 2 patient groups

Manipulation
Experimental group
Description:
Subjects will receive 6 manipulation treatments within 3 weeks period. The manipulated segments are determined individually in baseline assessment.
Treatment:
Other: Manipulation vs. TNS thoracic pain
TNS for thoracic spine
Sham Comparator group
Description:
6 TNS treatments at home for 20min in limited power of devices in three weeks period.
Treatment:
Other: Manipulation vs. TNS thoracic pain

Trial contacts and locations

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