Condition category
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Date applied
28/09/2007
Date assigned
28/09/2007
Last edited
14/09/2012
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Miss Lisa Boosey

ORCID ID

Contact details

MRI Central Manchester & Manchester Children's University Hospitals
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9WL
United Kingdom
+44 0161 276 4479

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0453192079

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

A sustained natureal apophyseal glide (SNAG) is a technique widely used by physiotherapists to treat patients with neck problems, however, its efficacy in comparison with the standard treatment of exercise is unknown. This study intends to establish which physiotherapy modality is better in improving neck pain. There is a lot of conjectural evidence from the author of the SNAG and case studies. But the technique has not been subjected to the rigorous testing of a randomised clinical trial.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Musculoskeletal Diseases: Neck problems

Intervention

This is to find out if SNAG technique has improved neck exercise. The purpose of the study is to compare two physiotherapeutic techniques to establish which is better in improving pain, stiffness and disability in patients with neck pains. All the patients assessment will take place within the same physiotherapy department by the same physiotherapist. Baseline characteristics of each group will be monitored for age, sex whether the cause of their pain is known or unknown and the length of time of their pain to minimise confounding variables. If a diagnosis of mechanical neck pain is made, and if they meet the inclusion/exclusion criteria they will be asked if they would like to participated in the study. All patients will be given a patient information sheet to take home and read and consult with relatives for a minimum of 48 hours. If they agree to take part in the study they will be asked to sign a consent form. The outcome measures process may take approximately 10 minutes.

Following completion of the 8 week study period if the patients symptoms have not resolved they will receive any other appropriate treatment as necessary with the physiotherapist otherwise they will be discharged.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

A change in neck range of motion, measured in degrees and after treatment interventions.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

13/02/2007

Overall trial end date

13/08/2009

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

40 in total 20 per group

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

13/02/2007

Recruitment end date

13/08/2009

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

MRI Central Manchester & Manchester Children's University Hospitals
Manchester
M13 9WL
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Record Provided by the NHSTCT Register - 2007 Update - Department of Health

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7307 2622
dhmail@doh.gsi.org.uk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.dh.gov.uk/Home/fs/en

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

NHS R&D Support Funding

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes