Algometer and Category II Pelvic Blocking and Cranial Protocol

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00649753
First received: March 27, 2008
Last updated: July 22, 2009
Last verified: March 2008
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship of pelvic blocking and protocol for cranial adjusting with specific pain areas as outlined by Dr. Bertrand DeJarnette in the Category II/sacroiliac protocol. An algometer will be used to determine the level of pain at specific points before and after each treatment of pelvic blocking with or without cranial adjusting.


Condition Intervention
Pain
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Procedure: Category II Pelvic Blocking
Procedure: Category II Pelvic Blocking and Cranial
Procedure: Cranial Only

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Investigation of Algometer Readings for DeJarnette Category II Indicators After Category II Blocking and Cranial Protocol

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Further study details as provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Algometer readings [ Time Frame: pre and post treatment intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: March 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: A
Experimental: B Procedure: Category II Pelvic Blocking
Supine Orthopedic Blocking consists of placing padded wedges underneath the Ilium and greater trochanter to correct pelvic torsion and associated sacroiliac dysfunction.
Experimental: C Procedure: Category II Pelvic Blocking and Cranial
Supine Orthopedic Blocking consists of placing padded wedges underneath the Ilium and greater trochanter to correct pelvic torsion and associated sacroiliac dysfunction. During pelvic blocking a cranial procedure is performed using a zygomae release and sphenobasilar release. These cranial procedures are manual therapy procedures using light pressure from hand and/or finger contacts.
Experimental: D Procedure: Cranial Only
Without pelvic blocking a cranial procedure is performed using a zygomae release and sphenobasilar release. These cranial procedures are manual therapy procedures using light pressure from hand and/or finger contacts.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Logan student, staff or faculty
  • Age 18 - 60
  • No chiropractic adjustment 2 weeks prior to beginning the study
  • Show the DeJarnette Category II indicators

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous lower extremity, first rib and spine injury, surgery
  • Local infection, injury or other malignancy affecting the lower extremity and the nervous system
  • Unstable joints of the lower extremity and/or first rib and/or spine
  • Prescription or herbal muscle stimulants, relaxants, etc. that could affect the nervous system
  • Contraindication to DeJarnette Category II Pelvis Blocking
  • Pregnancy
  • Significant lower lumbar involvement
  • Diabetes, shortness of breath on light physical activity, cardiovascular disease
  • Numbness and/or tingling in the lower extremities
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00649753

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

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Mary Unger-Boyd, D.C., Logan College
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00649753     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SR0225080125
Study First Received: March 27, 2008
Last Updated: July 22, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:
sacroiliac joint dysfunction
algometer
Chiropractic
Manual Therapy
indicator points associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases

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