HIPERTENSIÓN ARTERIAL Y DOLOR CERVICAL TRAS INHIBICIÓN SUBOCCIPITAL EN PACIENTES HIPERTENSOS
Objectives: To verify that performing the suboccipital soft tissue technique causes a decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressure immediately after the application of this technique, and the secondary objective to verify a change in heart rate.
Material and Methods: Randomized double-blind clinical study. 62 patients will be randomly selected. Inclusion criteria: male and female, diagnosed with Essential Arterial Hypertension (minimum one year), ages between 30 and 90 years. For the experimental group after the measurement of the pre-intervention and post-intervention systolic blood pressure, the -t test will be performed where the null hypothesis can be rejected with 95.0% confidence. In the case of diastolic blood pressure pre-intervention and post-intervention after the test of ranges with signs, the null hypothesis could be rejected with 95.0% confidence.
Results: In relation to diastolic blood pressure, before and after the intervention, we reject the null hypothesis, and therefore we affirm that there are significant changes. The data for systolic blood pressure, before and after the intervention, suggest that the null hypothesis can be rejected with 95% confidence, since p <0.05.
Conclusions:Although there are pre-post differences in the experimental group, in blood pressure, there are no significant differences between the groups for diastolic and systolic blood pressure. In the heart rate, pre and post intervention in the control and experimental group, there are no significant changes.
Key Words:Therapy, Massage, Musculoskeletal Manipulation, Physiotherapy, Arterial Hypertension