Changes in Intracranial Compliance in Migraine Subjects Following a National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association Atlas Correction
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01980927|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 11, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 12, 2014
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Migraine||Procedure: NUCCA atlas correction||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||11 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Changes in Intracranial Compliance in Migraine Subjects Following a National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA)Atlas Correction Intervention - a Pilot Study|
|Study Start Date :||November 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2014|
Experimental: NUCCA atlas correction
NUCCA atlas correction for migraine patients
Procedure: NUCCA atlas correction
A chiropractic procedure involving correcting a misalignment of the atlas or "top" vertebra in the spine.
- Change in intracranial compliance; comparing the baseline period to one month post treatment, 4 weeks after initiation of NUCCA care and maintained correction of atlas misalignment, as measured by phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging. [ Time Frame: At baseline, at 4 weeks, at 8 weeks ]
- Days with headache per month [ Time Frame: At baseline, at 4 weeks, at 8 weeks ]Patients use headache diaries to track the number of days with headaches.
- Average headache intensity on headache days [ Time Frame: At baseline, at 4 weeks, at 8 weeks ]Patients rate headache pain from 0-10 on 3 segments of the day (morning, afternoon, evening) using headache diaries. These numbers are used to calculate the average intensity of the headache on headache days.
- Quality of life measurements - comparing quality of life scores by using various questionnaires at baseline and at 8 weeks [ Time Frame: At baseline, at 8 weeks ]Using MIDAS, Migraine QOL, and HIT-6 questionnaires to score patients' quality of life in measurable terms.
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|Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Principal Investigator:||Werner Becker, MD, FRCPC||University of Calgary|