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Electroacupuncture and Laser Therapy on Neck Pain

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified October 2008 by Logan College of Chiropractic.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: February 20, 2008
Last Update Posted: October 17, 2008
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Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic
The purpose of the study examines the use of electroacupuncture and laser therapy to treat chronic neck pain.

Condition Intervention
Chronic Neck Pain Procedure: Electroacupuncture Procedure: Laser Therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Electroacupuncture and Laser Therapy on Chronic Neck Pain, A Pilot Study

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Neck Pain Disability Index Questionnaire, Neck Bournemouth Questionnaire, Revised Oswestry Pain Questionnaire [ Time Frame: within 30 days of the last treatment ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: October 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Procedure: Electroacupuncture
twice a week for 26 treatments in total
Other Name: Greatwall Brand KWD-808 I Multi-Purpose Health Device
Active Comparator: 2
Laser Therapy
Procedure: Laser Therapy
twice a week for a total of 26 treatments
Other Name: USA Laser


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • people with chronic neck pain, participants with a VAS level between 3 and 10 will be included in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of cancer, tuberculosis, pacemaker usage, pregnancy, hemophilia, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00618878

Contact: John Zhang, MD, PhD 636-227-2100 ext 1920 john.zhang@logan.edu

United States, Missouri
Logan College of Chiropractc Recruiting
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63017
Principal Investigator: John Zhang, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Logan College of Chiropractic
Principal Investigator: John Zhang, MD, PhD Logan College of Chiropractic
  More Information

Responsible Party: John Zhang, Logan college of chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00618878     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RD0423070088
First Submitted: February 8, 2008
First Posted: February 20, 2008
Last Update Posted: October 17, 2008
Last Verified: October 2008

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