Electrical Acupuncture and Laser Therapy for Low Back Pain

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2008 by Logan College of Chiropractic.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : October 24, 2008
Last Update Posted : October 24, 2008
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Logan College of Chiropractic

Brief Summary:
This is a treatment for low back pain using electrical stimulation and laser for 6 weeks.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Low Back Pain Device: Electrical acupuncture Device: Laser Phase 1 Phase 2

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

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Electrical Acupuncture and Laser Therapy for Low Back Pain
Study Start Date : October 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
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

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

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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 (NCT number): 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

Responsible Party: Dr. John Zhang, Logan College of Chiropractic Identifier: NCT00779818     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RD1117060051
First Posted: October 24, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 24, 2008
Last Verified: October 2008

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