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The Effect of Manipulations of the Lumbar Spine on Six Different Outcome Measures

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00739570
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 21, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 25, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Universite du Quebec a Montreal

Brief Summary:
  1. Evaluation of the effect of a chiropractic adjustment (Manually Assisted Mechanical Force)on
  2. surface Static EMG
  3. Paraspinal cutaneous temperature
  4. Range of Motion
  5. Dynamic EMG
  6. Blood hormones (Interleukin-6 and C-Reactive protein)

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Low Back Pain Device: AAI signature IV AMCT Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: The Effect of Manipulations of the Lumbar Spine on Six Different Outcome Measures.
Study Start Date : June 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Chiropractic

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: 1
Active Comparator: 2
Activator chiropractic technique basic scan protocol
Device: AAI signature IV AMCT
Chiropractic adjustments of the lumbar spine following the activator basic scan protocol
Other Name: Activator adjusting instrument signature series version IV




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Oswestry Disability Index, Functional x-rays, Range of Motion, Static EMG, Dynamic EMG, Paraspinal cutaneous temperature, [ Time Frame: August 2008 ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 81 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Participants

  • Written informed consent was obtained from all participants.

Control group

The inclusion criterion:

  • All participants were receiving maintenance chiropractic care
  • All participants would not have any treatment during the two week span of the research project
  • All participants were examined and x-rayed and were evaluated for all the same outcome measures.

Treatment group:

  • All participants were recruited via an announcement in the newspaper, Le Messager de LaSalle, during the period from July 6th to the 20th 2008.
  • The participants were suffering from a chronic low back condition of at least three months in duration.
  • All participants were examined and x-rayed and were evaluated for all the same outcome measures.

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00739570


Locations
Canada, Quebec
Chiro-clinique Richard Roy
La Salle, Quebec, Canada, H8N 1X7
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Richard A Roy, DCMScPhD(c) Universite du Quebec a Montreal

Responsible Party: Dr. Richard Roy, UQAM
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00739570     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 071970
First Posted: August 21, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 25, 2008
Last Verified: August 2008

Keywords provided by Universite du Quebec a Montreal:
Activator
EMG
Thermography
Diagnostic
X-Rays

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms