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Logan Basic and Dysmenorrhea

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00740818
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2008 by Logan College of Chiropractic.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : August 25, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 25, 2008
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of Logan Basic Technique on symptoms of dysmenorrhea.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Menstrual Distress (Dysmenorrhea) Other: No Intervention Procedure: Sham Logan Basic Adjustment Procedure: Logan Basic adjustment Phase 2

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Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Pilot Study: Logan Basic Technique and Auxiliary Abdominal Contacts for Reducing Symptomatology of Primary Dysmenorrhea
Study Start Date : July 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Period Pain
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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: A
The patient will lay prone on the adjustment table 5 minutes, the approximate equivalency of a Logan Basic adjustment. Table will be in proper position according to Logan Basic protocol.
Other: No Intervention
The patient will lay prone on the adjustment table 5 minutes, the approximate equivalency of a Logan Basic adjustment. Table will be in proper position according to Logan Basic protocol.
Sham Comparator: B
A thumb contact will be used against the sacrotuberous ligament as opposed to underneath the ligament. Auxiliary contacts will also be sham adjustments; the spine will be contacted but no force applied.
Procedure: Sham Logan Basic Adjustment
A thumb contact will be used against the sacrotuberous ligament as opposed to underneath the ligament. Auxiliary contacts will also be sham adjustments; the spine will be contacted but no force applied.
Experimental: C
Logan Basic adjustment, as well as auxiliary and abdominal contacts, based on the Logan Basic protocol.
Procedure: Logan Basic adjustment
Logan Basic adjustment, as well as auxiliary and abdominal contacts, based on the Logan Basic protocol.


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Menstrual Distress Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Before and after treatment ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female Logan students, staff, or faculty
  • Minimum of 18 years
  • No chiropractic adjustments below T12 throughout the duration of the study
  • Suffering from primary dysmenorrhea

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Endometriosis (if known to have)
  • Reproductive cancer of any kind
  • NSAIDs and/or any other medical or herbal treatments for symptoms of dysmenorrhea. Oral contraception use for this purpose will not be excluded from the study; however, usage will be noted in the final reporting of this study's results.
  • Menopause
Contacts and Locations

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Contacts
Contact: Patrick Montgomery, DC 636-230-2100 ext 1931 patrick.montgomery@logan.edu

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

Responsible Party: Patrick Montgomery, DC, Logan College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00740818     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SR1120070131
First Posted: August 25, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 25, 2008
Last Verified: August 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dysmenorrhea
Menstruation Disturbances
Pathologic Processes
Pelvic Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms