Effectiveness of Various Electrotherapy Methods in Treating People With Cervical Spine Pain Syndrome.

  • End date
    Jan 31, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University of Rzeszow
Updated on 15 June 2022
Accepts healthy volunteers


Volunteers will take part in the study; Students of the university in the area of Rzeszow reporting chronic spinal ailments participation in remote learning. Applicant participants will be randomised into 3 groups of subjected to various electrotherapy procedures.


Study participants will be tested:

  1. Before a series of electrotherapy treatments.
  2. 7 to 10 days after the end of electrotherapy.
  3. 3 months after the end of electrotherapy. The study will use
  4. a self-authored survey taking into account: basic personal data (age, gender, value and BMI, lifestyle and degree of load on the cervical spine), information on the nature, intensity and frequency of the presence of pain in the spine cervical system, taking into account possible adverse reactions
  5. a questionnaire for subcjective assessment of the state of the spine Neck Disability Index,
  6. measuring the tone of the vertebral muscles in the cervical (myotonometer),
  7. a visual analog scale used to assess the severity of symptoms (Visual Analog Scale -VAS) Intervention;
  8. irradiation of the neck area with a sollux lamp with a blue filter
  9. individual exercises conducted according to the prepared author's mobility improvement program
  10. electrotherapy treatments:
    • Trabert currents
    • TENS currents (conventional)
    • TENS currents (pseudo-acupuncture)

Condition Cervical Spine Syndrome
Treatment Kinesiotherapy combined with electrotherapy (Convenctional TENS method)., Kinesiotherapy combined with electrotherapy (Pseudo-acupuncture TENS method)., Kinesiotherapy combined with electrotherapy (Trabert ultrastimulation method), Kinesiotherapy combined with placebo electrotherapy
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04890743
SponsorUniversity of Rzeszow
Last Modified on15 June 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

informed written consent of the patient to participate in the study
no contraindications to electrotherapy in the area of the cervical spine

Exclusion Criteria

poor tolerance of electrotherapy treatments
breaks between consecutive treatments longer than 3 days
failure to complete a series of kinesiotherapy and electrotherapy treatments
use of any stimulants during the observation period
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