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Abstract

SILVA, Bruna Caroline da et al. Aussie current in students with chronic neck pain: a randomized controlled trial. BrJP [online]. 2018, vol.1, n.3, pp.202-206. ISSN 2595-3192.  https://doi.org/10.5935/2595-0118.20180040.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:

Neck pain is a painful acute or chronic syndrome that affects the region of the cervical spine. Electrostimulation is one type of treatment, which provides local analgesia bringing more comfort and functionality to the patient. However, there are still there are other current forms not fully explored. Therefore, the objective of the study was to evaluate the analgesic and functional effects of the Aussie current on students with chronic neck pain.

METHODS:

Twenty-four individuals were separated in a control group (n=11) and an electrostimulation group (n=13) with current intensity at the sensory level. There were 3 interventions per week for 4 weeks, totaling 12 interventions per individual. The assessment was performed applying the Neck Disability Index, the visual analog scale of pain, the handgrip dynamometer, and the cervical spine goniometry before the intervention, shortly after the treatment period, and after a month of follow-up.

RESULTS:

In relation to all the assessed items, there was no significant difference between the three evaluations in the control group and in the treated group.

CONCLUSION:

The Aussie current at the sensory level did not provide significant analgesic and functional effects in students with chronic neck pain.

Keywords : Electric stimulation therapy; Neck pain; Pain measurement.

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