Trunk control performance before and after spinal manipulation treatment

Who can participate?

  • Nearly anyone! We are currently enrolling those with and without low back pain

  • All participants must be between the ages of 21 and 65

  • No history of spinal surgery, spinal fracture or cancer

    • Go through a brief evaluation process to see if you meet additional specific criteria to participate

What’s involved with participating?

  • Those without pain who fit the specific criteria & choose to proceed will:

    • Perform 2 testing sessions

Each testing session includes measurement of movement control tasks using a robotic platform and will take approximately 2 hours.

    • Complete questionnaires
    • Receive $40 in compensation

  • Those with low back pain who fit the specific criteria & choose to proceed will:

    • Receive 4 Spinal Manipulative Treatments (SMT)

A board-certified osteopathic physician (D.O.) will use the hands-on technique SMT. During SMT, a physician applies a controlled force to the spine using their hands. The goal of the treatment is to relieve pain and improve physical function.

    • Perform 4 testing sessions over an 8 week period

Each testing session includes measurement of movement control tasks using a robotic platform and will take approximately 2 hours.

    • Complete questionnaires
    • Receive $100 in compensation

Where

MSU Center for Orthopedic Research
2727 South Pennsylvania Avenue
Lansing, MI 48910

Parking is free

Who is conducting these studies?

Researchers from MSUCOR are conducting these studies at the McLaren Orthopedic Hospital in Lansing, MI. These research studies are funded by the Nation Institutes of Health (NIH). Co-Investigators are Jacek Cholewicki, PhD, Jongeun Choi, PhD, Tim Francisco, DO and Co-Investigators are N. Peter Reeves, PhD, Clark Radcliffe, PhD, Lawrence Prokop, DO.

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