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Study of Low Back Pain Using CERSR® Imaging Technology

This study has been terminated.
(Principal Investigator withdrew from the study.)
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Verium Diagnostics, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01401660
First received: March 29, 2011
Last updated: July 29, 2011
Last verified: July 2011

March 29, 2011
July 29, 2011
May 2011
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Change from Baseline in Pain Visual Analog Scale [ Time Frame: Upon enrollment (day 1 - baseline) and four weeks and eight weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The subjects will complete a form indicating their pain level upon enrollment. Subjects will then be scanned again at four weeks and at eight weeks. At the time of the scan subjects will also be asked to complete a follow up VAS. Upon completion of the study the change in VAS scores will be analyzed.
Same as current
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Change from Baseline Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) [ Time Frame: Upon enrollment (day 1 - baseline) and at four weeks and at eight weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The subjects will complete the Oswestry Disability Index upon enrollment. Subjects will then be scanned again at four weeks and at eight weeks. At the time of the scan subjects will also be asked to complete a follow up ODI. Upon completion of the study the change in ODI scores will be analyzed.
Same as current
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Study of Low Back Pain Using CERSR® Imaging Technology
Observational Study of the Electrophysiological Course of Low Back Pain Using CERSR® Imaging Technology

The purpose of this research study is to measure with CERSR® (Computerized Electrophysiological Reconstruction of the Spinal Regions) the electrical signals made by the muscles in the lower back 1) when the subject has no low back pain 2) during the time low back pain begins, or 3) during the treatment and resolution of the low back pain, and 4) to study the changes which take place in these muscles as the pain improves with physical therapy treatment as an intervention. The hypotheses to be tested are 1) The CERSR® scan parameters for normal (pain-free) subjects are different from those of subjects with low back pain. 2) CERSR® scan aids the physician in determining a directed physical therapy treatment which leads to relief of low back pain following no more than eight weeks of physical therapy, as measured by relief of pain using a Visual Analog Scale and symptom improvement as measured using the Oswestry Disability Index.

The purpose of this research study is to measure with CERSR® (Computerized Electrophysiological Reconstruction of the Spinal Regions) the electrical signals made by the muscles in the lower back 1) when the subject has no low back pain 2) during the time low back pain begins, or 3) during the treatment and resolution of the low back pain, and 4) to study the changes which take place in these muscles as the pain improves with physical therapy treatment as an intervention. The hypotheses to be tested are 1) The CERSR® scan parameters for normal (pain-free) subjects are different from those of subjects with low back pain. 2) CERSR® scan aids the physician in determining a directed physical therapy treatment which leads to relief of low back pain following no more than eight weeks of physical therapy, as measured by relief of pain using a Visual Analog Scale and symptom improvement as measured using the Oswestry Disability Index.

Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

The subjects will be selected from employees of Summa Health System. Current employees as well as new hires will be eligible to participate in the study.

Low Back Pain
Other: Physical Therapy
The physician will complete a physical exam as well as analyze a completed CERSR® scan study to determine the root cause of the low back pain. The physician will then prescribe a targeted physical therapy regime to address the cause of the low back pain.
Other Name: Physical Therapy
  • Group A
    Subjects who do not currently have low back pain.
  • Group B
    Subjects who have low back pain at the time of the study, and who are currently being treated or have been previously treated for their low back pain and do not wish to receive further treatment for their pain.
  • Group C
    Subjects who have low back pain at the time of the study, and wish to receive physical therapy to reduce their low back pain.
    Intervention: Other: Physical Therapy
Finneran MT, Mazanec D, Marsolais ME, Marsolais EB, Pease WS. Large-array surface electromyography in low back pain: a pilot study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2003 Jul 1;28(13):1447-54.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Terminated
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Inclusion Criteria Groups A, B and C:

  1. Male and female employees of the study center.
  2. Between the ages of 18 and 70 years.
  3. Current employees as well as new hires.

Exclusion Criteria Group A:

1. Low back pain.

Exclusion Criteria Group B:

  1. Low back pain due to fracture, tumor, infection, cauda equina, severe neurological deficit.
  2. Pregnant.
  3. Sensitivity to isopropyl alcohol used to prepare the low back surface.
  4. Inability to complete the required collection positions for the CERSR® scan.
  5. Inability or unwillingness to adhere to the protocol and follow-up schedule.
  6. Anyone under care of a physician for active liability or workman compensation cases.
  7. Anyone who has had an open spinal procedure in the last three months.
  8. Anyone who has undergone spine injections within the last two months.

Exclusion Criteria Group C:

  1. Low back pain due to fracture, tumor, infection, cauda equina, severe neurological deficit
  2. Pregnant.
  3. Sensitivity to isopropyl alcohol used to prepare the low back surface.
  4. Inability to complete the required collection positions for the CERSR scan.
  5. Inability or unwillingness to adhere to the protocol and follow-up schedule.
  6. Anyone under care of a physician for active liability or workman compensation cases.
  7. Anyone who has had an open spinal procedure in the last three months.
  8. Anyone who has undergone spine injections within the last two months.
  9. Anyone who is currently undergoing physical therapy or chiropractic treatments.
Both
18 Years to 70 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT01401660
SMI-2010-002, RP# 11002
No
Tamala J. Wampler / Vice President QA & RA, Verium Diagnostics, Inc.
Verium Diagnostics, Inc.
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Principal Investigator: Nilesh Shah, M.D. Summa Health Systems
Verium Diagnostics, Inc.
July 2011

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