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Algometer and Category II Pelvic Blocking and Cranial Protocol (Algometer)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00649753
First Posted: April 1, 2008
Last Update Posted: July 23, 2009
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Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship of pelvic blocking and protocol for cranial adjusting with specific pain areas as outlined by Dr. Bertrand DeJarnette in the Category II/sacroiliac protocol. An algometer will be used to determine the level of pain at specific points before and after each treatment of pelvic blocking with or without cranial adjusting.

Condition Intervention
Pain Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Procedure: Category II Pelvic Blocking Procedure: Category II Pelvic Blocking and Cranial Procedure: Cranial Only

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Investigation of Algometer Readings for DeJarnette Category II Indicators After Category II Blocking and Cranial Protocol

Further study details as provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Algometer readings [ Time Frame: pre and post treatment intervention ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: March 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: A
Experimental: B Procedure: Category II Pelvic Blocking
Supine Orthopedic Blocking consists of placing padded wedges underneath the Ilium and greater trochanter to correct pelvic torsion and associated sacroiliac dysfunction.
Experimental: C Procedure: Category II Pelvic Blocking and Cranial
Supine Orthopedic Blocking consists of placing padded wedges underneath the Ilium and greater trochanter to correct pelvic torsion and associated sacroiliac dysfunction. During pelvic blocking a cranial procedure is performed using a zygomae release and sphenobasilar release. These cranial procedures are manual therapy procedures using light pressure from hand and/or finger contacts.
Experimental: D Procedure: Cranial Only
Without pelvic blocking a cranial procedure is performed using a zygomae release and sphenobasilar release. These cranial procedures are manual therapy procedures using light pressure from hand and/or finger contacts.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Logan student, staff or faculty
  • Age 18 - 60
  • No chiropractic adjustment 2 weeks prior to beginning the study
  • Show the DeJarnette Category II indicators

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous lower extremity, first rib and spine injury, surgery
  • Local infection, injury or other malignancy affecting the lower extremity and the nervous system
  • Unstable joints of the lower extremity and/or first rib and/or spine
  • Prescription or herbal muscle stimulants, relaxants, etc. that could affect the nervous system
  • Contraindication to DeJarnette Category II Pelvis Blocking
  • Pregnancy
  • Significant lower lumbar involvement
  • Diabetes, shortness of breath on light physical activity, cardiovascular disease
  • Numbness and/or tingling in the lower extremities
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00649753


Locations
United States, Missouri
Logan University, College of Chiropractic
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63017
Sponsors and Collaborators
Logan College of Chiropractic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mary Unger-Boyd, D.C., Logan College
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00649753     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SR0225080125
First Submitted: March 27, 2008
First Posted: April 1, 2008
Last Update Posted: July 23, 2009
Last Verified: March 2008

Keywords provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:
sacroiliac joint dysfunction
algometer
Chiropractic
Manual Therapy
indicator points associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases