Acupuncture for Treatment of Chronic LBP, RCT, Single Blinded

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2006 by Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : July 19, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 16, 2006
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Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether acupuncture is effective and safe in the treatment of chronic LBP.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Low Back Pain Device: Acupuncture Phase 3

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this study is as follows:

  1. pain : VAS
  2. Function : Roland Disability Scale
  3. Side effect
  4. Validity

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Single Blind, Controlled Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Pain Relief Efficacy, Functional Improvement and Safety of Acupuncture in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain
Study Start Date : July 2006

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Visual Analogue Scale, RDQ scale

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient Global Assessment

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Having chronic, non-specific, LBP of at least 3 months’ duration over 20 years old.
  • Back pain must be the chief complaint
  • Having normal neurological test
  • Having signature voluntarily an IRB-approved consent form at enrollment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Potential spinal disease (e.g. a spinal tumor, infection or fracture etc)
  • Other diseases (e.g. bleeding disease, dementia,epilepsy, neurogenic disorder etc)
  • Planned or got lumbar surgery
  • The prior use of acupuncture within the past 6 months
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • The current use of systematic corticosteroids, narcotics, anticoagulants, muscle relaxants
  • The involvement in legal problem related to LBP
  • Refusal to be randomized

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00353847

Korea, Republic of
Wonkwang University Hospital
Gwangju, Korea, Republic of, 503-310
Sponsors and Collaborators
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine
Principal Investigator: Youngdal Kwon, MD, Ph.D Professor of College of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University Identifier: NCT00353847     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KYD-06
First Posted: July 19, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 16, 2006
Last Verified: June 2006

Keywords provided by Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine:
acupuncture, RCTs, chronic LBP

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms