Energy Specific Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Sciatica

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2009 by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc..
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00573807
First received: December 12, 2007
Last updated: January 2, 2009
Last verified: January 2009
  Purpose

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


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

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Using Energy Specific Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Sciatica.

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Further study details as provided by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Far infrared treatment for other pain syndromes [ Time Frame: 2 years and 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 2
Study Start Date: January 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
1 Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)
Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)for 30 to 40 minutes per treatment session.

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.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Persons with lower back pain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: 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.
  More Information

No publications provided

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
Study First Received: December 12, 2007
Last Updated: January 2, 2009
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014