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Cervical Multifidus Muscle Function

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00733837
First Posted: August 13, 2008
Last Update Posted: December 18, 2008
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Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between cervical multifidi thickness, cervical spine proprioception and possible reflex activation of cervical multifidi through stimulation of joint mechanoreceptors. Cervical mechanoreceptors will be activated with an innocuous, nonspecific stimulation. Participants will have cervical spine proprioception assessed through joint position sense testing. The multifidus muscle thickness and activation state is to be assessed by sonography. These measures are done pre & post to the innocuous stimulation. There is no specific hypothesis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Proprioception Muscle Activation Other: Nonspecific, Innocuous, Mechanoreceptor Stimulation Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • sonographic measurement of multifitus thickness [ Time Frame: pre - post ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • cervical spine repositioning error [ Time Frame: pre - post ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A
This is a repeated measures study. All participants experience the same conditions.
Other: Nonspecific, Innocuous, Mechanoreceptor Stimulation
A custom device will be used to provide light manual cervical traction

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Logan student, staff, or faculty, ages 18 - 30 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fractures
  • Tumors
  • Dislocations
  • Myopathies
  • Signs and/or symptoms of neuromotor disorders
  • Consumption of prescription drugs that affect the nervous system
  • Recent cervical spine injuries or surgeries
  • Pain
  • Manipulative therapy within the preceding 7 days
  • Neck pain
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00733837


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

Responsible Party: Kristan Giggey, DC, Logan University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00733837     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RD0627080141
First Submitted: August 11, 2008
First Posted: August 13, 2008
Last Update Posted: December 18, 2008
Last Verified: December 2008