The Effect of Chiropractic Manipulation on Spine-related Pain and Balance in Older Adults
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The effect of chiropractic manipulation on spine-related pain and balance in older adults.
Condition or disease
Musculoskeletal EquilibriumBack Pain
Procedure: Chiropractic Manipulation
Chronic pain and risk factors for falls in older adults are significant public health issues. In order to evaluate an appropriate role for chiropractic in managing these problems in the population, this pilot cohort study will take multiple measurements, both self-reported and functional, on a sample of older adults with chronic spine-related pain who are recruited from the local community and receive chiropractic care in the Cleveland Chiropractic College health center over a four-week period.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
60 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Aged 60 or older
spine-related pain of >3 months duration (by self-report).
chiropractic care or physical therapy within the past month (by self report)
contraindications to manipulation, as determined by the clinician through physical exam and x-rays (if indicated)
absence of indications for CMT, as determined by the clinician through history, physical exam, orthopedic tests, and static and motion palpation
unable to understand English adequately to complete study forms.