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Energy Specific Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Sciatica

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00573807
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2009 by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc..
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : December 14, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 5, 2009
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.

Brief Summary:
A preliminary study to determine the use of far infrared radiation for the treatment of back pain

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sciatica Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength) Phase 1

Detailed Description:

Sciatica is created by joint misalignment, muscle spasm and inflammation. Generally, sciatica is a combination of lower back pain, pain radiating into the buttock and possibly down the leg.

Far infrared radiation of the sciatic nerve, coupled with the stretching of the spinal cord, is a promising non-invasive method for treating sciatica.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 2 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Using Energy Specific Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Sciatica.
Study Start Date : January 2006
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Sciatica
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
1 Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)
Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)for 30 to 40 minutes per treatment session.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The primary end point is to determine the therapeutic effects of far infrared radiation on the Sciatic nerve. [ Time Frame: 2 years and 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Far infrared treatment for other pain syndromes [ Time Frame: 2 years and 6 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Persons with lower back pain

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00573807


Locations
Canada, Ontario
The Centre for Incurable Diseases
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4V 1L5
Sponsors and Collaborators
GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
Investigators
Study Director: Ken Nedd, M.D. GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
Study Chair: Kwasi Donyina, Ph.D. GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.

Responsible Party: Dr. Kwasi Donyina/Founder & President, GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00573807     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GAAD-SCIA-CTP1
First Posted: December 14, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 5, 2009
Last Verified: January 2009

Keywords provided by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.:
Neuralgia, Sciatic
Sciatic Neuralgia
Sciatica, Bilateral
Lower back pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sciatica
Neuralgia
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Sciatic Neuropathy
Mononeuropathies
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Signs and Symptoms