Back Pain Response to Different Acupuncture Methods (LBP)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01598974|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 15, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 29, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Lower Back Pain||Procedure: Traditional Acupuncture Procedure: Laser Acupuncture||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||151 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Investigator)|
|Official Title:||Brain Plasticity Underlying Back Pain Response to Different Acupuncture Methods|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 2017|
Experimental: Traditional Acupuncture
Participants will receive acupuncture over 6 30-minute sessions.
Procedure: Traditional Acupuncture
Experimental: Laser Acupuncture
Participants will receive laser acupuncture over 6 30-minute sessions.
Procedure: Laser Acupuncture
No Intervention: Wait-List
Subjects will be put on a 6 week wait-list and receive vouchers for acupuncture at a local clinic.
- Pain improvement in patients with lower back pain [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]Pain rating changes for chronic low back pain after acupuncture sessions.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01598974
|United States, Massachusetts|
|MGH - Martinos Center|
|Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States, 02129|
|Principal Investigator:||Robert R Edwards, Ph.D.||Brigham and Women's Hospital|