Effects of Chiropractic Adjustments on Brain Function Using Quantitative Encephalography
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01953614|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 1, 2013
Last Update Posted : April 20, 2016
Despite the abundance of theories concerning the effects of chiropractic adjustments on brain function, this remains an understudies area for the profession.
Quantitative Electroencephalography (qEEG)is a technique that allows for an in-depth analysis of brain function. A normative database will be used to compare before, during and after effects of chiropractic adjustments on brain function. This will include usage of Low Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography (LORETA).
This study seeks to objectively document effects of chiropractic adjustments on brain function.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Brain Function||Other: Chiropractic adjustment Other: Sham adjustment|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Effects of Chiropractic Adjustments on Brain Function Using Quantitative Encephalography|
|Study Start Date :||June 2013|
|Primary Completion Date :||December 2015|
|Study Completion Date :||December 2015|
Sham Comparator: Placebo group
Ten people. Participants will receive what appears to be a chiropractic adjustment but which actually is not. This is the sham adjustment. Participants will also fill out Achenbach questionnaire. There will be a follow up in 7 days.
|Other: Sham adjustment|
Active Comparator: Chiropractic adjustment
Ten people. Group will be getting chiropractic adjustments. Participants will be filling out Achenbach questionnaire. There will be a follow up in 7 days.
|Other: Chiropractic adjustment|
No Intervention: Control group
Ten people. This group will simply have their EEG recorded at baseline and after 7 days. There will be an Achenbach questionnaire like the two other groups.
- Changes in quantitative EEG values as compared to a normative database [ Time Frame: Baseline, during adjustment, after adjustment, follow up in 7 days ]
There will be a baseline measurement. There will be measurements during the adjustment. There will be measurements immediately after the adjustment. There will be measurements 7 days after the adjustment.
Data will then be analyzed comparing values to a normative database. This database is adjusted for age. This will generate z-score values in addition to raw EEG values. Statistical analysis of P-values will then be run to test significance of changes.
- Behavioral assessment questionaire [ Time Frame: At baseline, one week after adjustment. ]Subject will be asked to complete the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment. This assessment asks questions about subjects adaptive and maladaptive functioning. This information is comparing the subject to other people their age.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01953614
|United States, Georgia|
|Marietta, Georgia, United States, 30060|