Energy Specific Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Sciatica
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
|Sciatica||Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)||Phase 1|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase 1 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Using Energy Specific Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Sciatica.|
- 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 ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)
Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)for 30 to 40 minutes per treatment session.
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: 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.|