Cervical Radiculopathy | Thoracic Manipulation in Patients With Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Radiculopathy research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
Hypothesis: The group of Cervical Radiculopathy patients receiving thoracic thrust manipulation will demonstrate immediate and short term significant clinically important changes in outcomes when compared to the sham manipulation group.
Who is eligible to participate?
Inclusion Criteria: - 18-65 yrs - 3 out 4 Items positive of Clinical Prediction Rule for Cervical Radiculopathy Exclusion Criteria: - history of previous cervical or thoracic spine surgery - bilateral upper-extremity symptoms, signs or symptoms of upper motor neuron disease, - medical \"red flags\" (e.g., tumor, fracture, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and prolonged steroid use).
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Procedure:Thrust Manipulation - Thoracic SpineMid and Upper Thoracic Spine
Procedure:Sham ManipulationMid and Upper Thoracic Spine
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
Thrust Manipulation -Thoracic SpineMid and Upper Thoracic Spine
Sham ManipulationMid and Upper Thoracic Spine
Start Date: September 2011
Completed Date: August 2012
Primary Outcome: Global Rating of Change
Secondary Outcome: Neck Disability Index
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Principal Investigator: Ian A Young, PT, DSc
Lead Sponsor: Spine and Sport, Georgia
Collaborator: Virginia Commonwealth University