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Effect of Orthopedic Blocking on Cervical Spine Flexion and Extension Strength

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 September 2008 by Logan College of Chiropractic.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00758888
First Posted: September 25, 2008
Last Update Posted: July 24, 2009
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Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic
  Purpose
A few studies concerning the effects of joint manipulation have shown muscle responses distal to the site of manipulation. The purpose of this study is to determine if pelvic orthopedic blocking, a low force method of manipulating the sacroiliac joint, can have produce changes to cervical spine function.

Condition Intervention
Sacroiliac Function Procedure: Orthopedic Blocking Procedure: Trochanter Belt Other: Blocking Sham

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Orthopedic Blocking on Cervical Spine Flexion and Extension Strength

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Further study details as provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cervical Isometric Strength [ Time Frame: Pre and post treatment ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: September 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: Treatment
Place the blocks under the pelvis for 2 minutes
Procedure: Orthopedic Blocking
Place the blocks under the pelvis for 2 minutes
Active Comparator: Trochanter Belt
Participant is fitted with trochanter belt on the adjusting table and wear it while Investigator checks their flexion and extension strength.
Procedure: Trochanter Belt
Participant is fitted with trochanter belt on the adjusting table and wear it while Investigator checks their flexion and extension strength.
Sham Comparator: Sham
Participant lies on adjusting table, blocks are placed in a similar configuration but distant to actual points of leverage.
Other: Blocking Sham
Participant lies on adjusting table, blocks are placed in a similar configuration but distant to actual points of leverage.

Detailed Description:
All mechanoreceptor types are found in diarthrodial joints. Mechanoreceptor afferents have reflexive connections to motor neurons. Stimulation of muscle and joint afferents are known to produce reflexive muscle changes. Orthopedic blocking applies a gentle compression to the sacroiliac joints. The current study seeks to determine if orthopedic blocking of the sacroiliac joint can affect cervical spine function thereby serving as a useful adjunctive procedure in the treatment of cervical spine joint dysfunction. The current study will compare pre & post treatment cervical isometric strength readings from an orthopedic blocking group, a trochanter belt group (another type of compression), and a sham group.
  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 faculty, students, or staff 18-30 years of age with a leg-length inequality of 5mm or more.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fractures
  • Tumors
  • Myopathies
  • Consumption of prescription drugs that affect nervous system function
  • Recent cervical spine injuries or surgeries
  • Cervical pain
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00758888


Contacts
Contact: Kristan Giggey, DC 636-230-1942 ext 1942 Kristan.Giggey@logan.edu

Locations
United States, Missouri
Logan College of Chiropractic Recruiting
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63006
Sponsors and Collaborators
Logan College of Chiropractic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Kristan Giggey, DC, Logan College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00758888     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RD0801080145
First Submitted: September 23, 2008
First Posted: September 25, 2008
Last Update Posted: July 24, 2009
Last Verified: September 2008