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Cervical Multifidus Muscle Function

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00733837
First received: August 11, 2008
Last updated: December 17, 2008
Last verified: December 2008
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between cervical multifidi thickness, cervical spine proprioception and possible reflex activation of cervical multifidi through stimulation of joint mechanoreceptors. Cervical mechanoreceptors will be activated with an innocuous, nonspecific stimulation. Participants will have cervical spine proprioception assessed through joint position sense testing. The multifidus muscle thickness and activation state is to be assessed by sonography. These measures are done pre & post to the innocuous stimulation. There is no specific hypothesis.


Condition Intervention Phase
Proprioception
Muscle Activation
Other: Nonspecific, Innocuous, Mechanoreceptor Stimulation
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • sonographic measurement of multifitus thickness [ Time Frame: pre - post ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • cervical spine repositioning error [ Time Frame: pre - post ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A
This is a repeated measures study. All participants experience the same conditions.
Other: Nonspecific, Innocuous, Mechanoreceptor Stimulation
A custom device will be used to provide light manual cervical traction

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Logan student, staff, or faculty, ages 18 - 30 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fractures
  • Tumors
  • Dislocations
  • Myopathies
  • Signs and/or symptoms of neuromotor disorders
  • Consumption of prescription drugs that affect the nervous system
  • Recent cervical spine injuries or surgeries
  • Pain
  • Manipulative therapy within the preceding 7 days
  • Neck pain
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00733837

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

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Kristan Giggey, DC, Logan University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00733837     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RD0627080141
Study First Received: August 11, 2008
Last Updated: December 17, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 20, 2014