Ear Acupuncture Reducing Pain and Improving Balance (EARPIB)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01995279|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2013 by Paulo Barbosa de Freitas Junior, Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : November 26, 2013
Last Update Posted : November 26, 2013
The aim of the present project is to examine the effects of single session of French ear acupuncture on pain sensation and on postural control in individuals with chronic low back pain.
We hypothesize that:
I) The application of French ear acupuncture at specific points to reduce low back pain would decrease pain intensity in patients with chronic low back pain.
II) The pain reduction would be greater for those individuals with low back pain who receive application of French ear acupuncture at specific points to reduce low back pain compared with patients who receive placebo treatment.
III) The application of French ear acupuncture at specific points to reduce back pain will have positive effect on the performance of the postural control system.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Chronic Low Back Pain||Device: French ear acupuncture Other: Sham Ultrasound||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||80 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||The Effects of a Single Session of Ear Acupuncture in Pain Sensation and Body Balance|
|Study Start Date :||November 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||March 2014|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||March 2014|
Experimental: French ear acupuncture
Application of single session of French ear acupuncture at specific points used to reduce low back pain.
Device: French ear acupuncture
Single session (20 minutes) of French ear acupuncture at specific location used to reduce low back pain.
Other Name: Auriculotherapy
Placebo Comparator: Sham Ultrasound
Sham ultrasound will be applied at lumbar spine.
Other: Sham Ultrasound
Ultrasound turned off.
Other Name: Ultrasound
- 11-point Short Pain Scale (SPS-11) [ Time Frame: 20 minute ]Treatment: single session of French ear acupuncture. Placebo: 20 minute application of sham ultrasound
- Center of pressure sway area [ Time Frame: 20 minute ]Treatment: single session of French ear acupuncture. Placebo: 20 minute application of sham ultrasound
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01995279
|Laboratório de Análise do Movimento, Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul||Recruiting|
|São Paulo, SP, Brazil, 01506-000|
|Contact: Paulo B de Freitas, PhD +55(11)3385-3103 deFreitasPB@gmail.com|
|Sub-Investigator: Bianca P Cunha, PT, MSc|
|Principal Investigator: Andrea Ushinohama, PT|
|Principal Investigator:||Paulo B de Freitas, PhD||Associate Professor, Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul|