Short Arc Multifidus Study

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2009 by Logan College of Chiropractic.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic Identifier:
First received: February 17, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2009
History: No changes posted

Patients will be performing Logan short arc banding protocols to see the effect on multifidus size

Condition Intervention Phase
Multifidus Disuse Atrophy
Procedure: Logan Short Arc Banding
Phase 0

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Increase in Multifidus Size By Short Arc Banding on the ATM Machine as Measure by Diagnostic Ultrasound

Further study details as provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Multifidus cross sectional area [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: February 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Group 1
Group 1 wil perform short arc banding twice a week for four weeks and have diagnostic ultrasound of multifidus measured before and after intervention
Procedure: Logan Short Arc Banding
Group 1 wil perform short arc banding twice a week for four weeks and have diagnostic ultrasound of multifidus measured before and after intervention

Detailed Description:

The subjects will initially be scanned by diagnostic ultrasound by to assess the cross sectional area of their lumbar multifidi. Then they will perform 3 sets of 30 second periods of Logan Short Arc Banding on the ATM machine twice a week for 4 weeks and then they will be scanned again using diagnostic ultrasound to assess the effects of the rehabilitation exercise.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 54 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or Female ages 18-54

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Asymptomatic of: Low Back Pain, previous spinal injury, surgery or other condition affecting the spine, local infection, injury or malignancy; pregnancy or any condition affecting muscle reaction time.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00846664

Contact: Adam Morrell, DC 636-227-2100 ext 1812

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

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Responsible Party: Dr. Adam Morrell, Logan College of Chiropractic Identifier: NCT00846664     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SR0112080162, 396
Study First Received: February 17, 2009
Last Updated: February 17, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Muscular Disorders, Atrophic
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical processed this record on August 21, 2014