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The Effect of Chiropractic Manipulation on Spine-related Pain and Balance in Older Adults

This study has been completed.
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Cleveland Chiropractic College Identifier:
First received: July 5, 2007
Last updated: April 16, 2010
Last verified: April 2010
The effect of chiropractic manipulation on spine-related pain and balance in older adults.

Condition Intervention
Musculoskeletal Equilibrium Back Pain Procedure: Chiropractic Manipulation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Chiropractic Manipulation on Spine-related Pain and Balance in Older Adults

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Further study details as provided by Cleveland Chiropractic College:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Test various recruitment methodologies. [ Time Frame: Through December 2008 ]
  • Describe baseline characteristics of enrolled patients. [ Time Frame: Through December 2008 ]
  • Assess patient outcomes in terms of balance, neck or back pain, and dizziness [ Time Frame: Through December 2008 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 75
Study Start Date: February 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
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.

Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Aged 60 or older
  2. spine-related pain of >3 months duration (by self-report).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Non-ambulatory
  2. chiropractic care or physical therapy within the past month (by self report)
  3. contraindications to manipulation, as determined by the clinician through physical exam and x-rays (if indicated)
  4. absence of indications for CMT, as determined by the clinician through history, physical exam, orthopedic tests, and static and motion palpation
  5. unable to understand English adequately to complete study forms.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00497718

United States, Missouri
Cleveland Chiropractic College Health Center
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64131
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cleveland Chiropractic College
Principal Investigator: Cheryl Hawk, D.C., Ph.D. Cleveland Chiropractic College
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Cheryl Hawk, Cleveland Chiropractic College Identifier: NCT00497718     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB-02142007
Study First Received: July 5, 2007
Last Updated: April 16, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on September 21, 2017