Electrical Acupuncture and Laser Therapy for Low Back Pain

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified October 2008 by Logan College of Chiropractic.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov 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
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: 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. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

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
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00779818

Contact: John Zhang, MD, PhD 636-230-1920 john.zhang@logan.edu

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

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr. John Zhang, Logan College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00779818     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RD1117060051 
Study First Received: October 23, 2008
Last Updated: October 23, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on February 11, 2016