Purpose

The purpose of this waitlist-controlled, single-blind, one-way crossover, pilot trial is to evaluate the potential effects of ~8 weeks of chiropractic care on patient-reported fatigue and the autonomic nervous system in adults with long COVID. This study will allow us to estimate the standard deviation of the primary endpoint in our population with which a formal power calculation for a future randomized, controlled trial can be performed.

Condition

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Between 18 Years and 65 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
No

Criteria


Participants will be individuals between the age of 18 and 65 who have tested positive for
a COVID-19 viral infection, or SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, not less than 120 days prior to their
enrollment in the study. Participants may also qualify if they have been medically
diagnosed with long-COVID by their medical provider, regardless of a positive test result.
They must have a T score greater than or equal to 55 on the FACIT Fatigue survey. They must
also present with at least 1 of the following symptoms that cannot be explained by an
alternative diagnosis, with symptom onset or exacerbation after contraction of COVID-19.

- Body aches/joint pain

- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

- Persistent chest pain or pressure

- Recurrent fever, chills or night sweats

- Headache or dizziness

- Difficulty concentrating or focusing

- Memory problems

- Sleep problems

- Anxiety or depression

- Heart palpitations or tachycardia

Study Design

Phase
N/A
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
N/A
Intervention Model
Single Group Assignment
Primary Purpose
Treatment
Masking
None (Open Label)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Experimental
Wait-list followed by chiropractic
  • Other: wait-list
    wait-list
  • Procedure: chiropractic adjustments
    chiropractic adjustments

Recruiting Locations

More Details

NCT ID
NCT05693064
Status
Not yet recruiting
Sponsor
Life University

Study Contact

Austin Garlinghouse
770-426-2639
research.studies@life.edu

Notice

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