Comparison of Activator Manipulation Versus Manual Side Posture Manipulation in Patients With Low Back Pain
This study compared the treatment effect of Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique (AMCT) and manual Diversified type spinal manipulative therapy in a sample of patients with acute and sub-acute low back pain.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Comparison of Mechanical Force, Manually Assisted Activator Manipulation Versus Manual Side Posture Manipulation in Patients With Low Back Pain: a Randomized Pilot Study|
- Revised Oswestry [ Time Frame: December 2008 ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2007|
The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of (MFMA) Activator instrument adjusting to manual side posture (HVL) adjustments in patients with acute low back pain.
Primary outcomes measured include pain measurement with a VAS scale, the use of the Oswestry pain scale questionnaire, and the Bournemouth back pain scale questionnaire.
An additional aim of this study is to evaluate feasibility of recruitment, data collection, and other procedures which can lead to additional studies with larger number of subjects including a control group.
|United States, Missouri|
|Cleveland Chiropractic College|
|Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64131|
|Principal Investigator:||Mark T Pfefer, D.C., R.N.||Cleveland Chiropractic College|