Neck Pain | Neck Exercises, Training and Pain Management as a Treatment for Whiplash Patients With Chronic Neck Pain
Neck Pain research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
The purpose of this study is to test whether a physiotherapy intervention containing pain management, general training and specific neck exercises can improve function for patients with chronic neck pain.
Who is eligible to participate?
Inclusion Criteria: - chronic neck pain for at least 6 months - reduced physical neck function (NDI minimum 10) - pain primarily in the neck region, - finished any medical /radiological examinations - able to read and understand Danish and - able to participate in the exercise program. Exclusion Criteria: - radiculopathies upper extremity - neurological deficits - in a process of examining for unknown pathology, - experimental medical treatment, - being in a unstable social situation - pregnancy - fractures - suffering from depression - other known coexisting medical conditions which would severely restrict participation in the exercise program
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Chronic Pain Syndrome
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Other:Education and trainingEducational sessions in pain management 4 times and treatment sessions including instructions in training and specific exercises 8 times
Behavioral:Pain managementEducational sessions in pain management 4 times
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
Pain Management + TrainingEducation in pain management strategies and treatment sessions including instructions in neck exercises and aerobic training
Pain ManagementEducation in pain management strategies
Start Date: January 2012
Completed Date: June 2016
Primary Outcome: Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 (SF36) - Physical Component Summary (PCS)
Secondary Outcome: craniocervical flexion test
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Principal Investigator: Birgit Juul-Kristensen, ph.d.
Lead Sponsor: University of Southern Denmark
Collaborator: Region of Southern Denmark