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?

Cervical Radiculopathy

Study Interventions

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

Study Arms

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

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: September 2011

Completed Date: August 2012

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional


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

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