Electroacupuncture and Laser Therapy on Neck Pain

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2008 by Logan College of Chiropractic.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : February 20, 2008
Last Update Posted : October 17, 2008
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study examines the use of electroacupuncture and laser therapy to treat chronic neck pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Neck Pain Procedure: Electroacupuncture Procedure: Laser Therapy Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
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
Study Start Date : October 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
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

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
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

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00618878

Contact: John Zhang, MD, PhD 636-227-2100 ext 1920

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

Responsible Party: John Zhang, Logan college of chiropractic Identifier: NCT00618878     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RD0423070088
First Posted: February 20, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 17, 2008
Last Verified: October 2008

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