Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Low Back Pain
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00294229|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 20, 2006
Last Update Posted : October 3, 2011
Context: Acute low back pain (LBP) is a common reason for consultations in primary care. Reducing the pain in the first hours and days and restoring the functional capacity of the lumbar spine may result in a decrease in medical costs and earlier return to work.
Objective: To determine the impact of spinal manipulation on pain and analgesic use in acute low back pain.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Low Back Pain||Procedure: manipulative therapy||Phase 4|
Design: Randomised controlled parallel-group trial comparing standard care plus spinal manipulative therapy with standard care alone. Intention-to-treat analysis.
Patients: Outpatients with acute low back pain. Setting: Emergency Department of Bern University Hospital and a primary care practice network.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||104 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Low Back Pain: Randomised Controlled Trial|
|Study Start Date :||March 2003|
|Primary Completion Date :||April 2006|
|Study Completion Date :||October 2006|
- Back pain overall measured by a numeric rating scale(range 0 to 10)
- Analgesic use based on daily equivalence doses (paracetamol, diclofenac and codeine)
- Roland Morris Score
- Serious adverse events
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00294229
|Department of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern|
|Bern, Switzerland, 3012|
|Principal Investigator:||Peter M. Villiger, MD||Dep. of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology/Allergology, University Hospital of Berne|
|Study Director:||Peter Juni, MD||Department of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Berne|