Connective Tissue Motion Measure (CTMM1)
The goal of this project is to develop a biomarker - the Connective Tissue Motion Measure (CTMM) -quantifying the functional behavior of perimuscular connective tissues.
Low Back Pain
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Feasibility Study of Connective Tissue Motion Measure - a Biomarker for Perimuscular Connective Tissue Pathology.|
|Study Start Date:||April 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Chronic Low Back Pain|
|No Low Back Pain|
The differential motion between specific connective tissue strata will be measured during tissue displacement (linear oscillation) initiated by a computer-controlled needle stimulus tool (NST). The CTMM will be suitable as an outcome measure for mechanistic and clinical studies of CAM interventions. The CTMM also will potentially serve as a clinical diagnostic and treatment-monitoring tool for manual therapists, acupuncturists, and CAM clinicians interested in assessing the functional status of a patient's connective tissue.
|United States, Vermont|
|Burlington, Vermont, United States, 05401|