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Chesterfield, Missouri 63006


Purpose:

A few studies concerning the effects of joint manipulation have shown muscle responses distal to the site of manipulation. The purpose of this study is to determine if pelvic orthopedic blocking, a low force method of manipulating the sacroiliac joint, can have produce changes to cervical spine function.


Study summary:

All mechanoreceptor types are found in diarthrodial joints. Mechanoreceptor afferents have reflexive connections to motor neurons. Stimulation of muscle and joint afferents are known to produce reflexive muscle changes. Orthopedic blocking applies a gentle compression to the sacroiliac joints. The current study seeks to determine if orthopedic blocking of the sacroiliac joint can affect cervical spine function thereby serving as a useful adjunctive procedure in the treatment of cervical spine joint dysfunction. The current study will compare pre & post treatment cervical isometric strength readings from an orthopedic blocking group, a trochanter belt group (another type of compression), and a sham group.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Logan faculty, students, or staff 18-30 years of age with a leg-length inequality of 5mm or more. Exclusion Criteria: - Fractures - Tumors - Myopathies - Consumption of prescription drugs that affect nervous system function - Recent cervical spine injuries or surgeries - Cervical pain


NCT ID:

NCT00758888


Primary Contact:

Kristan Giggey, DC
Phone: 636-230-1942 ext. 1942
Email: Kristan.Giggey@logan.edu


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Chesterfield, Missouri 63006
United States



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Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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