Energy Specific Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Sciatica
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00573807|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2009 by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc..
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : December 14, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 5, 2009
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Sciatica||Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)||Phase 1|
Sciatica is created by joint misalignment, muscle spasm and inflammation. Generally, sciatica is a combination of lower back pain, pain radiating into the buttock and possibly down the leg.
Far infrared radiation of the sciatic nerve, coupled with the stretching of the spinal cord, is a promising non-invasive method for treating sciatica.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||2 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Phase 1 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Using Energy Specific Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Sciatica.|
|Study Start Date :||January 2006|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||March 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2008|
Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)
Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)for 30 to 40 minutes per treatment session.
- The primary end point is to determine the therapeutic effects of far infrared radiation on the Sciatic nerve. [ Time Frame: 2 years and 6 months ]
- Far infrared treatment for other pain syndromes [ Time Frame: 2 years and 6 months ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00573807
|The Centre for Incurable Diseases|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4V 1L5|
|Study Director:||Ken Nedd, M.D.||GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.|
|Study Chair:||Kwasi Donyina, Ph.D.||GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.|