Chiropractic adjustment using an activator for Stress (Psychology)

Life University Center for Chiropractic Research, Atlanta, GA
Chiropractic adjustment using an activator - Other
18 - 65
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Stress (Psychology)

Study Summary

Stress, EEG, ECG, and Chiropractic

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Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Chiropractic adjustment using an activator will improve 9 primary outcomes in patients with Stress (Psychology). Measurement will happen over the course of one-week (post).

one-week (post)
Auditory oddball task
Brief Resilience Scale
Connor Davidson Resilience Scale - 25
Daily Stress Scale
Electroencephalography Power spectrum
Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale
Heart rate variability (HRV)
Severity of Acute Stress Symptoms
Weekly Stress Inventory Short Form

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups


This trial requires 30 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Chiropractic Adjustment Using An Activator is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Individuals under various degrees of stress
ControlNo treatment in the control group

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: one-week (post)
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly one-week (post) for reporting.

Closest Location

Life University Center for Chiropractic Research - Atlanta, GA

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex between 18 and 65 years old. There are 5 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are between the ages of 18 and 40. show original
You can wear an EEG cap for 40 minutes. show original
Individuals who can sit quietly for at least 15 minutes
Individuals who have not had a chiropractic adjustment within the last two weeks. show original
Individuals who have not received any other interventions, such as osteopathic spinal manipulation, physical therapy rehabilitation, massage, body movement therapies or acupuncture, or massage within the last 2 weeks. show original

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What are common treatments for stress (psychology)?

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A variety of techniques are used. Relaxation training is sometimes used as a complementary technique with medications or as a first line response, often in the form of biofeedback. A variety of cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychotherapy techniques are also used. Stress management typically is associated with social support. The development of effective coping with stress is a major goal of treatment for psychological stress injuries. Stress in life imposes a negative cost on health-related quality of life by altering the trajectory of disease and health. The cost of chronic stress has been well illustrated in research on cancer, cardiac disease, and physical disease. Although treatment for stress is important to preventing physical disease and depression, effective coping strategies have only recently been found.

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What causes stress (psychology)?

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Stress is a factor that contributes to the onset of depression and the severity of depressive symptoms. However, it is not the cause of depression. It may be, instead, an indicator of risk and a trigger for depression.\n

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How many people get stress (psychology) a year in the United States?

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The prevalence of stress in the United States is very considerable. It is estimated that 20% to 25% of the American population is under stressful situations. Further, over 80% experience stress when confronted with a chronic life-threatening illness such as cancer.

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Can stress (psychology) be cured?

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We may not be able to completely destroy stressor-stressor interaction and, thus, it seems that our current efforts are not enough. However, some positive effects can be obtained by focusing on different points and aspects of stress, the use of different coping strategies, and the creation of a supportive environment.

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What are the signs of stress (psychology)?

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One of the signs of stress is headache. The severity of physical signs should be monitored in the presence of physical pain, as physical injuries are often not detected by the caregiver. A physical exam for headache detection is useful at presentation for all types of headache.

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What is stress (psychology)?

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The definition of stress (psychology) is a complicated and controversial one. Stress (psychology) is a major contributor to the development of clinical depression. In addition, it is an important factor in the development of many chronic diseases, including cancer.

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Have there been other clinical trials involving chiropractic adjustment using an activator?

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Chiropractic adjustment using an activator appears to have no significant effect on quality of life indicators compared with placebo care although a significant improvement in overall knee function may be predicted by the use of an activator.

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Is chiropractic adjustment using an activator safe for people?

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Overall, the results suggest that chiropractic adjustment has a safe profile. However, in certain patient subgroups some clinicians are concerned that some adverse effects may be associated with chiropractic adjustment using an activator device. More research is required to evaluate the long-term effects on such patient subgroups. The role of activator use in chiropractic practice requires further study.

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What is chiropractic adjustment using an activator?

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The use of a chiropractor for treatment for back pain in children is effective and well tolerated according to a small systematic review. The effect size is small, however, because the small number of studies. Further studies of chiropractic for children are warranted.

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Who should consider clinical trials for stress (psychology)?

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The stress field has expanded rapidly as a result of recent advances in psychopharmacology and psychosynthesis. To increase public awareness of the potential benefits of clinical trials for stress, clinicians should not only disclose the limitations, but also the possible benefits and benefits for patients and caregivers of clinical trials, as well as [power]s' ( recommendations.

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Has chiropractic adjustment using an activator proven to be more effective than a placebo?

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Activator treatment was more efficacious than placebo in reducing the symptoms of chronic low back pain in patients in this clinical study. A small difference in treatment effect on disability measures was also observed. A significant reduction in health care use was found for the treatment group compared with the placebo group. The findings support the use of chiropractic care to decrease chronic low back pain.

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