Massage of the Low Back Muscles Assessed With Ultrasound Scanning
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
The aim of the study is to use diagnostic ultrasound to compare the thickness of soft tissues in the low back in a group of patients with chronic low back pain treated with massage to a control group of non-treated patients.
It is hypothesized that on average, soft tissue thickness in the lumbar region will change in the group receiving massage compared to the control group.
|Myofascial Pain Syndrome||Procedure: Specific massage for fascial release Other: Quiet non-instructed rest for 3 minutes||Phase 1 Phase 2|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Effect of Fascial Release on Connective Tissue Structure in Human Subjects With Chronic Low Back Pain as Determined by Ultrasound Imaging: a Randomized Controlled Trial|
- Thickness of lumbodorsal fascia determined by ultrasound imaging [ Time Frame: An average of 5 minutes from the the end of first treatment ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Fascial massage
A specific type of fascial massage to release restricted lumbodorsal fascia.
Procedure: Specific massage for fascial release
Patient will receive a 3 minute massage to reduce restrictions in the lumbodorsal fascia.
Other Name: Superficial fascial release
No Intervention: No treatment control
Patient will rest quietly without receiving any instruction.
Other: Quiet non-instructed rest for 3 minutes
Patient will lay quietly without any instructions on how to relax.
Other Name: Uninstructed rest
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01174667
|Contact: Hugh Gemmell, DC, EdD||441202436268 ext email@example.com|
|Contact: Jane Cook, DC, MSc||441202436200 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Hugh Gemmell, DC, EdD||Anglo-European College of Chiropractic|