Comparison of Activator Manipulation Versus Manual Side Posture Manipulation in Patients With Low Back Pain

2014-08-26 22:37:31 | BioPortfolio


This study compared the treatment effect of Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique (AMCT) and manual Diversified type spinal manipulative therapy in a sample of patients with acute and sub-acute low back pain.


The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of (MFMA) Activator instrument adjusting to manual side posture (HVL) adjustments in patients with acute low back pain.

Primary outcomes measured include pain measurement with a VAS scale, the use of the Oswestry pain scale questionnaire, and the Bournemouth back pain scale questionnaire.

An additional aim of this study is to evaluate feasibility of recruitment, data collection, and other procedures which can lead to additional studies with larger number of subjects including a control group.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Back Pain


Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique


Cleveland Chiropractic College
Kansas City
United States




Cleveland Chiropractic College

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-26T22:37:31-0400

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