Seniors with Back and Neck Problems

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Research study volunteers needed!

  • Are you 65 or older?
  • Do you have back and neck problems?

The Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies is currently recruiting volunteers for a Seniors with Back and Neck Problems Study.

What is the purpose?

The purpose of the study is to help older adults with back and neck problems stay active.

Back and neck problems are very common in older adults and can keep them from being active. Since being physically active is important for overall health, it is important to identify safe and effective ways to address back and neck problems.

Who can participate?

This study is accepting men and women who:

  • Are 65 years of age or older
  • Have a back and neck problem that impacts daily activities

Is there any cost?

There is no cost for participation.

This study is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA).

What will you be asked to do?

Participants will:

  • Receive a comprehensive physical exam
  • Complete questionnaires about their health
  • Perform tests to measure strength, flexibility and balance

Participants will receive one of two treatments:

  • 3 months of chiropractic care with supervised exercise OR
  • 9 months of chiropractic care with supervised exercise

Where is the study taking place?

The Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies (WHCCS) is located on the campus of Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. Over the past decade, the WHCCS has received more than $20 million in funding to investigate non-surgical treatments for back and neck conditions.

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