Massage Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain
The purpose of this study is to determine whether massage is effective in the treatment of low back pain and to optimize clinical therapeutic schedule of massage for low back pain.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase 1 Study of Massage Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain|
- Change from baseline in Back function measured by Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire at 2 months [ Time Frame: At baseline, 4th, 6th, 8th week ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]to assess the recovery of back function
- Japanese Orthopaedic Association Scores [ Time Frame: At baseline, 4th, 6th, 8th week ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]to assess the improvement of back function
- McGill pain questionnaire [ Time Frame: At baseline, 4th, 6th, 8th week ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]To assess the alleviation of pain
|Study Start Date:||June 2013|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
To treat low back pain with massage
Massage therapy is an intervention that can be used to relax muscle and regulate displaced joints by manual manipulation.
Other Name: Tuina
Active Comparator: Ibuprofen
Medicine control group
Ibuprofen is an common analgesics which has been widely used in regular control of various pain symptom.
Other Name: Pain killer
Chronic low back pain is a prevalent condition among adults. Large majority of the population suffer from Chronic low back pain in their lifetime. At present, there is still no standard treatment for chronic low back pain. Massage is commonly chose and widely used by sufferer as a complement to conventional treatment. However, its effectiveness is still not convinced. This trial is designed to assess the effectiveness of massage for chronic low back pain.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01973010
|Acupuncture and Tuina college of Chengdu University of TCM|
|Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 610075|
|Principal Investigator:||Fanrong Liang, Professor||Chengdu University of TCM|