A Randomized Controlled Trial of Best Approach to Care Compared to Diversified Chiropractic Adjustive Technique

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Parker College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: September 9, 2005
Last updated: September 12, 2005
Last verified: September 2005
There are a variety of treatment approaches used by the chiropractic profession. Some of these require forceful joint manipulation and some do not. This study is designed to compare outcomes of two such techniques that are common to chiropractic practice. The hypothesis is that there is no difference between forceful and non-forceful approaches to treatment.

Condition Intervention
Low Back Pain
Shoulder Pain
Procedure: spinal manipulation & patient education/nutrition

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Best Approach to Care Compared to Diversified Adjustive Technique

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Further study details as provided by Parker College of Chiropractic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain Disability Index (PDI)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Beck Depression Inventory
  • Patient Expectation
  • Evaluation of Clinic Services

Estimated Enrollment: 155
Study Start Date: March 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2005
Detailed Description:
The comparison will permit a one month treatment period for both techniques and a three week follow-up. Patients will be assessed at baseline (intake), and at specified intervals and at three weeks following the termination of care.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

chronic musculoskeletal pain ability to communicate in English

Exclusion Criteria:

pregnancy contraindications to manipulation pending litigation chiropractic care within the last month

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00163124

United States, Texas
Parker College of Chiropractic
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75229
Sponsors and Collaborators
Parker College of Chiropractic
Principal Investigator: Cheryl Hawk, PhD DC Parker College of Chiropractic
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00163124     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PCC2005-003 
Study First Received: September 9, 2005
Last Updated: September 12, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Parker College of Chiropractic:
spinal manipulation
low back pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Low Back Pain
Shoulder Pain
Back Pain
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 27, 2016