Application of Specific Frequencies to Stimulate the Spinocerebellar Tract in Subjects With Unilateral Dysafferentation

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00316251
First received: April 18, 2006
Last updated: November 20, 2006
Last verified: April 2006
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of Power Plate vibration therapy on balance as measured by the NeuroCom Balance Master.


Condition Intervention
Somatosensory Disorders
Device: Vibration Plate Therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

Further study details as provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:

Estimated Enrollment: 2
Study Start Date: April 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2006
Detailed Description:

Acute and chronic equilibrium disorders result in over five million patient visits per year in the United States with unknown additional individuals not seeking care. Symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, and lack of balance are among the most common symptoms reported to physicians. Equilibrium disorders not exclusively due to visual or vestibular conditions are typically due to problems in proprioception. Proprioception is the specialized sensory modality that informs the body as to movement, position, and spatial orientation through mechanisms that track sensations accompanying joint movement and position. Mechanoreceptors in joints, along with vestibular, visual, muscle spindle, Golgi tendon organ, ligament and tendon sensory receptors, comprise the propriosensory system, which conveys information to the motor system to maintain equilibrium on a reflexive, automatic basis. Alterations in somatosensory input from mechanoreceptors have been identified as causing aberrant muscle firing patterns.

The NeuroCom Balance Master is an FDA approved device designed to both measure and treat balance problems and evaluate the neuromuscular control by quantifying the ability to maintain dynamic postural stability. The NeuroCom Unit is a microprocessor controlled balance unit that provides quantitative data regarding the patient’s ability to control the platform. This unit is widely used throughout the country in both university and clinical settings to help patients restore their balance.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Logan student, staff, or faculty with no history of ankle injury
  • Ages 18 – 60 years old
  • Logan student, staff, or faculty with no history of ankle surgery
  • No visual or vestibular condition that would affect balance

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Systemic illnesses that have an adverse effect on balance
  • Local infection, injury, or other malignancy affecting the lower extremity
  • Any unstable joints of the lower extremity
  • Any spinal manipulation within 48 hours
  • Prescription or herbal muscle stimulants, relaxants, etc. that could affect balance
  • Pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00316251

Locations
United States, Missouri
Logan College of Chiropractic
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63017
Sponsors and Collaborators
Logan College of Chiropractic
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dennis E. Enix, DC Logan College of Chiropractic
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00316251     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SR0403060006
Study First Received: April 18, 2006
Last Updated: November 20, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:
Somatosensory dysfunction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Somatosensory Disorders
Sensation Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 29, 2014