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Spinal Cord Stimulation for Low Back Pain

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00205868
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 13, 2008
Information provided by:
Boston Scientific Corporation

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to assess the acute and chronic effectiveness of the Advanced Bionics Precision(TM) Spinal Cord Stimulation System in subjects with failed back surgery syndrome and associated low back axial pain.

Subjects will undergo a temporary or permanent trial to assess their candidacy for placement of an implantable pulse generator. Those who demonstrate a significant clinical reduction in pain will be enrolled in the chronic study. Subjects will be followed for 12 months post implantation to assess the long-term effectiveness of the therapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Pain Device: Precision Spinal Cord Stimulation System Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 304 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of the Precision Spinal Cord Stimulation System in Patients With Failed Back Surgery Syndrome and Axial Low Back Pain
Study Start Date : December 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2007

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Intervention Details:
  • Device: Precision Spinal Cord Stimulation System
    Stimulation on throughout study

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Effectiveness of SCS stimulation in reducing back pain associated with Failed Back Surgery Syndrome after 12 months of use. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  2. Effectiveness of SCS stimulation in reducing leg pain associated with Failed Back Surgery Syndrome after 12 months of use. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of patients who achieve a significant clinical reduction in back pain defined as >50% reduction in VAS score with stimulation compared with no stimulation [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Eligible for spinal cord stimulation as labeled in the FDA approval for the Precision(R) Spinal Cord Stimulator by Advanced Bionics;
  2. Age ≥18 years;
  3. Have pain of neuropathic origin;
  4. Have chronic pain secondary to surgical spine procedure or intractable low back pain with or without leg pain for at least 3 months and not responding to less invasive clinical procedures.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Enrollment in any research that would conflict with study requirements.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00205868

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United States, Alabama
Research Center
Cullman, Alabama, United States, 35055
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Daphne, Alabama, United States, 36526
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Huntsville, Alabama, United States, 35801
United States, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona, United States, 85206
United States, California
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Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
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Pasadena, California, United States, 91105
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San Diego, California, United States, 92108
United States, Colorado
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Westminster, Colorado, United States, 80401
United States, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32224
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Jupiter, Florida, United States, 33477
United States, Idaho
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Lewiston, Idaho, United States, 83501
United States, Illinois
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Bloomington, Illinois, United States, 61701
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Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
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Oak Brook, Illinois, United States, 60707
United States, Indiana
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Merrillville, Indiana, United States, 46410
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Valparaiso, Indiana, United States, 46410
United States, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States, 01201
United States, Minnesota
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Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55904
United States, Montana
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Billings, Montana, United States, 59101
United States, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27103
United States, Ohio
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Hamilton, Ohio, United States, 45011
United States, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon, United States, 97401
United States, Pennsylvania
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States, 18104
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
United States, South Carolina
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Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, 29302
United States, Utah
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Murray, Utah, United States, 84107
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Provo, Utah, United States, 84604
United States, Wisconsin
Research Center
Cudahy, Wisconsin, United States, 53220
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Rice Lake, Wisconsin, United States, 54868
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Scientific Corporation
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Principal Investigator: Ramsin Benyamin, MD Millenium Pain Center
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Responsible Party: Lyn Pimentel, Clinical Project Manager, Boston Scientific Corporation Identifier: NCT00205868    
Other Study ID Numbers: PM -SCS -120904
First Posted: September 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 13, 2008
Last Verified: October 2008
Keywords provided by Boston Scientific Corporation:
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Chronic Pain
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Chronic Pain
Neurologic Manifestations