Acupuncture for Treatment of Chronic LBP, RCT, Single Blinded
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||chronic low back pain|
|Sponsor||Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine|
|Start date||July 2006|
|Trial size||50 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00353847, KYD-06|
The purpose of this study is to determine whether acupuncture is effective and safe in the treatment of chronic LBP.
|Endpoint classification||safety/efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
Visual Analogue Scale, RDQ scale
Patient Global Assessment
Male or female participants at least 20 years old.
- Having chronic, non-specific, LBP of at least 3 months’ duration over 20 years old.
- Back pain must be the chief complaint
- Having normal neurological test
- Having signature voluntarily an IRB-approved consent form at enrollment
- Potential spinal disease (e.g. a spinal tumor, infection or fracture etc)
- Other diseases (e.g. bleeding disease, dementia,epilepsy, neurogenic disorder etc)
- Planned or got lumbar surgery
- The prior use of acupuncture within the past 6 months
- Inflammatory arthritis
- The current use of systematic corticosteroids, narcotics, anticoagulants, muscle relaxants
- The involvement in legal problem related to LBP
- Refusal to be randomized
|Official title||A Randomized, Single Blind, Controlled Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Pain Relief Efficacy, Functional Improvement and Safety of Acupuncture in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain|
|Principal investigator||Youngdal Kwon, MD, Ph.D|
|Description||The purpose of this study is as follows: 1. pain : VAS 2. Function : Roland Disability Scale 3. Side effect 4. Validity|
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