Chiropractic Maintenance Care for heart rate

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Jeanmarie R Burke, Seneca Falls, NY
heart rate
Chiropractic Maintenance Care - Other
18 - 65
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Study Summary

The objective for this study is to explore the utility of biometric devices to measure changes in heart rate variability (HRV) during chiropractic maintenance care. The study will use WHOOP wearable technology to measure HRV. Chiropractic maintenance care refers to regular visits to manage recurrent musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction [1]. Beyond managing pain and dysfunction, regular chiropractic visits may also promote improvements in homeostatic regulation of internal physiological conditions, but the evidence-based is lacking for these effects [2]. The hypothesis of this study is that chiropractic maintenance care may lead to an increase in HRV as compared to a control group that do not receive chiropractic care. Eklund A, Jensen I, Lohela-Karlsson M, Hagberg J, Leboeuf-Yde C, Kongsted A, et al. The Nordic maintenance care program: Effectiveness of chiropractic maintenance care versus symptom-guided treatment for recurrent and persistent low back pain-a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2018;13:e0203029. Kovanur Sampath K, Mani R, Cotter JD, Tumilty S. Measureable changes in the neuro-endocrinal mechanism following spinal manipulation. Med Hypotheses. 2015;85:819-24.

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Nine weeks

Nine Weeks
Heart Rate
Heart Rate Variability
Nine weeks
Blood Oxygen Level
Calories Burned
Lifestyle Behaviors
Respiratory Rate

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

1 of 2
Chiropractic Maintenance Care
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

10 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Chiropractic Maintenance Care · No Placebo Group · N/A

Chiropractic Maintenance Care
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Chiropractic Maintenance Care · Intervention Types: Other
ControlNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Control · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: nine weeks
Closest Location: Jeanmarie R Burke · Seneca Falls, NY
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N/AFirst Recorded Clinical Trial
0 TrialsResearching heart rate
0 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

Northeast College of Health SciencesLead Sponsor
2 Previous Clinical Trials
94 Total Patients Enrolled
Jeanmarie Burke, PhDStudy DirectorNortheast College of Health Sciences

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 65 · Male Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are male and you are between the ages of 18 and 40 years.
Subjects are willing to not participate in other complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies during the study period.
Subjects with access to a smart phone for use with the WHOOP app to allow for data tracking throughout the study.

About The Reviewer

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Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.