Algometer and Category II Pelvic Blocking and Cranial Protocol

This study has been completed.
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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

March 27, 2008
July 22, 2009
March 2008
August 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Algometer readings [ Time Frame: pre and post treatment intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Algometer and Category II Pelvic Blocking and Cranial Protocol
An Investigation of Algometer Readings for DeJarnette Category II Indicators After Category II Blocking and Cranial Protocol

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.

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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • No Intervention: A
  • Experimental: B
    Intervention: Procedure: Category II Pelvic Blocking
  • Experimental: C
    Intervention: Procedure: Category II Pelvic Blocking and Cranial
  • Experimental: D
    Intervention: Procedure: Cranial Only
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Completed
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August 2008
August 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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
Both
18 Years to 60 Years
Yes
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United States
 
NCT00649753
SR0225080125
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Mary Unger-Boyd, D.C., Logan College
Logan College of Chiropractic
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Logan College of Chiropractic
March 2008

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