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Electrical Acupuncture and Laser Therapy for Low Back 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
Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic Identifier:
First received: October 23, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 2008
History: No changes posted
This is a treatment for low back pain using electrical stimulation and laser for 6 weeks.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Low Back Pain Device: Electrical acupuncture Device: Laser Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Electrical Acupuncture and Laser Therapy for Low Back Pain

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Further study details as provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Measure: Low Back Pain Disability Index, VAS Questionnaire, Revised Oswestry Pain Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Before treatment and every two weeks for six weeks. ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: October 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Group 1
Treatment by electrical acupuncture
Device: Electrical acupuncture
Treatment by electrical acupuncture
Experimental: Group 2
Treatment by laser
Device: Laser
Treatment by laser

Detailed Description:
The purpose of the study is to investigate the effects of electroacupuncture and laser therapy to treat chronic low back pain.

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Low back pain for over 6 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals with cancer
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pacemakers
  • Pregnancy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney failure
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic disease
  • Neurological diseases
  • Skin or bleeding disorders
  • Currently taking drugs or medications
  • A health history questionnaire will be used to screen subjects
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00779818

Contact: John Zhang, MD, PhD 636-230-1920

United States, Missouri
Logan College of Chiropractic Recruiting
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63006
Sponsors and Collaborators
Logan College of Chiropractic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. John Zhang, Logan College of Chiropractic Identifier: NCT00779818     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RD1117060051
Study First Received: October 23, 2008
Last Updated: October 23, 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on September 19, 2017