The Effect of Chiropractic Manipulation on Spine-related Pain and Balance in Older Adults

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Cleveland Chiropractic College
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00497718
First received: July 5, 2007
Last updated: April 16, 2010
Last verified: April 2010

July 5, 2007
April 16, 2010
February 2007
December 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Test various recruitment methodologies. [ Time Frame: Through December 2008 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Describe baseline characteristics of enrolled patients. [ Time Frame: Through December 2008 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Assess patient outcomes in terms of balance, neck or back pain, and dizziness [ Time Frame: Through December 2008 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Test various recruitment methodologies. [ Time Frame: Through December 2008 ]
  • Describe baseline characteristics of enrolled patients. [ Time Frame: Through December 2008 ]
  • Assess patient outcomes in terms of balance, neck or back pain, and dizziness [ Time Frame: Through December 2008 ]
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The Effect of Chiropractic Manipulation on Spine-related Pain and Balance in Older Adults
The Effect of Chiropractic Manipulation on Spine-related Pain and Balance in Older Adults

The effect of chiropractic manipulation on spine-related pain and balance in older adults.

Chronic pain and risk factors for falls in older adults are significant public health issues. In order to evaluate an appropriate role for chiropractic in managing these problems in the population, this pilot cohort study will take multiple measurements, both self-reported and functional, on a sample of older adults with chronic spine-related pain who are recruited from the local community and receive chiropractic care in the Cleveland Chiropractic College health center over a four-week period.

Interventional
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Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Musculoskeletal Equilibrium
  • Back Pain
Procedure: Chiropractic Manipulation
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Completed
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December 2008
December 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Aged 60 or older
  2. spine-related pain of >3 months duration (by self-report).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Non-ambulatory
  2. chiropractic care or physical therapy within the past month (by self report)
  3. contraindications to manipulation, as determined by the clinician through physical exam and x-rays (if indicated)
  4. absence of indications for CMT, as determined by the clinician through history, physical exam, orthopedic tests, and static and motion palpation
  5. unable to understand English adequately to complete study forms.
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60 Years and older
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00497718
IRB-02142007
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Dr. Cheryl Hawk, Cleveland Chiropractic College
Cleveland Chiropractic College
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Principal Investigator: Cheryl Hawk, D.C., Ph.D. Cleveland Chiropractic College
Cleveland Chiropractic College
April 2010

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