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The Effect of Prolotherapy on Balance and Lumbar Flexibility in the Patients With a Sacralized L5 Vertebra

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01177449
First Posted: August 9, 2010
Last Update Posted: August 9, 2010
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Information provided by:
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of prolotherapy on balance and lumbar flexibility in the patients with a sacralized L5 vertebra. Evaluations for ability on balance include sensory organization test (SOT,) rhythmic weight shifting (RWS) and limits of stability (LOS.)

Condition Intervention
Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebra Procedure: Prolotherapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Prolotherapy on Balance and Lumbar Flexibility in the Patients With a Sacralized L5 Vertebra

Further study details as provided by Chang Gung Memorial Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • sensory organization [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
  • rhythmic weight shifting [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
  • limits of stability [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]

Enrollment: 17
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2010
Primary Completion Date: November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: Prolotherapy
    inject normal saline and 50% glugose water with 1:1 ratial in volumn
    Other Name: Proliferative Injection Therapy
Detailed Description:
Lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LSTV) is a congenital variety of vertebral bony construction, which is most frequently presented as sacralized L5 or lumbarized S1. LSTV would alter the kinetics of the spine thus induce inadequate mobility and dynamic compensation. Patients with LSTV were commonly found when they visited clinicians for treatment of low back pain. Prolotherapy is a technique that stimulates the body to repair the painful area by assistance of injecting an otherwise non-pharmacological and non-active irritant solution into the body.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 50 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with a sacralized L5 vertebra confirmed by X-ray images

Exclusion Criteria:

  • neuromuscular injury
  • visual deficit
  • vestibular deficit
  • cannot recognize the marks on the screen
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01177449


Locations
Taiwan
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chang Gung Medical Foundation, Linkou Branch
Guishan, Taoyuan County, Taiwan, 33305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Shih-Wei Chou, MD, PhD. Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chang Gung Medical Foundation, Linkou Branch
  More Information

Responsible Party: Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chang Gung Medical Foundation, Linkou Branch, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01177449     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 99-1825B
First Submitted: August 5, 2010
First Posted: August 9, 2010
Last Update Posted: August 9, 2010
Last Verified: August 2010

Keywords provided by Chang Gung Memorial Hospital:
prolotherapy