Massage of the Low Back Muscles Assessed With Ultrasound Scanning
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01174667|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2010 by Anglo-European College of Chiropractic.
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
First Posted : August 4, 2010
Last Update Posted : August 4, 2010
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.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Myofascial Pain Syndrome||Procedure: Specific massage for fascial release Other: Quiet non-instructed rest for 3 minutes||Phase 1 Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||70 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|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|
|Study Start Date :||September 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2011|
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
- Thickness of lumbodorsal fascia determined by ultrasound imaging [ Time Frame: An average of 5 minutes from the the end of first treatment ]
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|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|