Efficacy of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and Phototherapy for Patients With Chronic Lower Back Pain

Description

The purpose of the research study entitled "Efficacy of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and Phototherapy for Patients with Chronic Lower Back Pain" is to investigate the hypothesis that combined treatment with both osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) and phototherapy will provide greater pain relief for patients with chronic lower back pain, as compared with standard medical management or either treatment alone.

Study Start Date

June 2011

Estimated Completion Date

December 2016

Interventions

  • Procedure: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Procedure: Phototherapy

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine: Orthopedic/Physical Med,Pain Management
  • Rheumatology: Spondylarthropathies
  • Orthopedics: Pain Management,Spine
  • Pain Management: Orthopedics

MeSH Terms

  • Back Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Phototherapy

Study ID

New York Institute of Technology -- BHS-740

Status

Unknown

Trial ID

NCT01765777

Study Type

Interventional

Trial Phase

N/A

Enrollment Quota

48

Sponsor

New York Institute of Technology

Inclusion Criteria

  • Age range: 18
  • 65 years old
  • Subjects with constant or intermittent nonspecific lower back pain for a minimum of three (3) months duration.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Prospective subjects with a diagnosis of the following potential underlying causes of lower back pain: ankylosing spondylitis, cancer or a history of a histologically demonstrated malignant carcinoma, cauda equine syndrome, herniated disc, spinal fracture, or spinal osteomyelitis.
  • Prospective subjects who have undergone surgery of the lower back in the preceding three (3) months.
  • Prospective subjects who have received worker's compensation in the preceding three (3) months, or are involved in litigation involving concerns of lower back.
  • Prospective subjects who are pregnant.
  • Prospective subjects who have been a patient receiving any osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) treatment at the clinical trial site in the previous three (3) months, or on greater than three (3) occasions in the preceding year.
  • Prospective subjects who have ever been an employee at the clinical trial site.
  • Prospective subjects who have received spinal manipulation in the previous three (3) months, or on greater than three (3) occasions in the preceding year.
  • Prospective subjects who are currently involved in a physical therapy rehabilitation program.
  • Prospective subjects who have photosensitivity.

Gender

Both

Ages

18 Years to 65 Years

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

No

Study Locations and Contact Information (1)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury, New York 35.0 miles Ronald Manning JD 516-686-7551 rmanning@nyit.edu

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