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Clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT03933267
Recruitment Status Completed
First Posted May 1, 2019
Last update posted August 9, 2019
Impaired cervical joint position sense is associated with neck pain. This study will determine the effects of sensorimotor control training exercises on cervical joint position, pain, ROM and function in nonspecific chronic neck pain. There will be two groups ; experimental and control. Half of study group will receive cervical sensorimotor control training exercises and half of study group will receive conventional physiotherapy protocol.
The study is Randomized Control Trail , which is being conducted in physical therapy Out patient department of Pakistan Railway hospital (April 2019-July 2019) . Sample size of 18 individual was calculated using Epitool with 95% confidence interval (CI), and power 80%. Individual will be screened out according to inclusion criteria. Individuals will be allocated randomly into two groups , 9 in cervical Sensori-motor training group and 9 in conventional physiotherapy protocol group by sealed envelope method. Both groups will receive conventional physiotherapy protocol (hot pack, stretching exercises and strengthening exercises) for neck pain in common and the experimental group will receive cervical sensorimotor control training in addition to conventional protocol. Assessment will be done on baseline and 6th week. Data will be analysed on SPSS version 21.
|Experimental: Group I
This group of participant will receive Cervical sensorimotor control training exercises. In addition to it conventional physical therapy protocol will be given.
Other: Cervical sensorimotor control training exercises
Cervical sensory motor training exercises consisting of cervical position sense and cervical movement sense exercises with 3 levels of difficulty and 5 repetitions * 3 sets for each exercise will be given. Some exercises are: Head relocation with laser feedback: head relocation to neutral and predetermined position with eyes opened (in horizontal / vertical direction) (5 reps x 3 sets) Head relocation to neutral, predetermined and to specific targets with eyes opened (in diagonal directions) (5 reps x 3 sets) Head relocation to neutral and predetermined position with eyes closed (in all directions)(5 reps x 3 sets) In addition to it conventional physical therapy protocol consisting of Generalized stretching and cervical strengthening exercises along with joint mobility.
|Active Comparator: Group II Control
this group of participant will receive Conventional physical therapy protocol.
Other: Conventional Exercises
conventional physical therapy protocol consisting of Generalized stretching and cervical strengthening exercises along with joint mobility exercises will be given to patients.
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- Age between 20 to 50 years
- Non specific neck pain
- Insidious neck pain for at least 3 month
- Average pain intensity over the past week >4 on Numeric Pain Rating Scale(NPRS)
- Previous history of neck and head trauma or surgery
- Inflammatory joint disease
- Systemic conditions
- Cognitive impairment
- Taking four or more medications
Pakistan Railway hospital
Riphah International University
Principal Investigator: Huma Riaz, PHD* Riphah International University
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