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Cervical Stairstep and Effects on Range of Motion (ROM) (CSEROM)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2008 by Logan College of Chiropractic.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic Identifier:
First received: August 21, 2008
Last updated: August 22, 2008
Last verified: August 2008
Observe the effects of Cervical Stairstep on Cervical Spine Range of Motion

Condition Intervention Phase
Range of Motion, Articular
Procedure: Cervical Stairstep
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Cervical Stairstep on Cervical Range of Motion

Further study details as provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cervical Range of Motion [ Time Frame: Pre and post treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Neck Disability Index [ Time Frame: pre and post treatment ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: July 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Experimental
Cervical low force mobilization procedure.
Procedure: Cervical Stairstep
Cervical low force mobilization procedure.

Detailed Description:
The cervical spine can be affected in a number of ways due to its vulnerability to injury. These injuries can result from poor posture, sports or occupation and can lead to degenerative changes. Cervical range of motion (ROM) is also affected by these injuries. When active ROM is restricted, the injury is of muscular origin. Pain with passive ROM indicates ligamentous injury whereas restricted passive ROM indicates blockage within bone or soft tissue. The normal range of motion in the cervical spine is 80-90 degrees flexion, 70 degrees extension, 20-45 degrees lateral flexion and 90 degrees of rotation. A common mechanism of cervical spine injury is axial loading. Axial loading can create a buckling effect within the cervical spine and decrease its ability to move normally, creating a limited ROM.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • students and faculty between ages 18 and 50

Exclusion Criteria:

  • current neck pain (as measured by the Neck Disability Index (NDI) and utilizing Jackson's and maximal foraminal compression tests to assess for radiating symptoms)
  • severe recent head trauma
  • acute exacerbations within the past 3 months
  • known cervical disc problems
  • surgical fusions within the cervical spine
  • highly acute symptoms
  • a positive valsalva test
  • seizure disorder
  • analgesics
  • muscle relaxants
  • medications with effects on the musculoskeletal system
  • chiropractic manipulation within 48 hours of the study
  • Other exclusions can be made based on investigator judgment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00741000

Contact: Mary Unger-Boyd, DC 636-230-2100 ext 1780

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: Mary Unger-Boyd, DC, Logan College of Chiropractic Identifier: NCT00741000     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SR0331080127
Study First Received: August 21, 2008
Last Updated: August 22, 2008 processed this record on April 24, 2017