Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Responses to Specific Chiropractic Adjustments

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic Identifier:
First received: February 29, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2008
History: No changes posted
A study to determine if a chiropractic adjustment in the cervical spine will effect the parasympathetics and a chiropractic adjustment in the thoracic spine will effect the sympathetics.

Autonomic Nervous System

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Responses to Specific Chiropractic Adjustments of Subluxation of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine

Further study details as provided by Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood Pressure, Pulse Rate, Heart Rate Variability [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2005
Study Completion Date: February 2008
Primary Completion Date: February 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Cervical adjustments
Thoracic adjustments


Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Random ages 25-55 asymptomatic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 25-55, asymptomatic

Exclusion Criteria:

  • HBP, heart condition
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00632164

United States, South Carolina
Sherman College
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, 29304
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
Principal Investigator: Arlene R Welch, BS, DC Sherman College
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Arlene Welch, SHerman College Identifier: NCT00632164     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1-Welch 
Study First Received: February 29, 2008
Last Updated: February 29, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on May 26, 2016