Acupuncture for Back and Neck Pain in an Emergency Room Setting (ABNP)

S

Shamir Medical Center (Assaf-Harofeh)

Status and phase

Completed
Phase 2
Phase 1

Conditions

Back Pain
Range of Motion
Anxiety
Neck Pain

Treatments

Procedure: Real Acupuncture
Procedure: No intervention
Procedure: Placebo Acupuncture

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00859365
127/08

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study aims to examine the efficacy of an Integrative approach utilizing Acupuncture as an add-on therapy for the treatment back and neck pain in an emergency department setting Acupuncture is well established as an effective treatment for back pain. The investigators cumulative experience in Asaf Harofeh Medical Center has shown Acupuncture to be an Effective therapy for simple back and neck pain in an ER setting. This study will examine weather Acupuncture can decrease pain, increase range of motion and decrease anxiety in patients admitted to the Emergency Room with simple back and neck pain without neurological findings. Acupuncture will be performed as an add on therapy on top of analgesic therapy.

Enrollment

65 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 60 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Adult male and females age 18-60 with acute or sub acute/chronic simple back or neck pain
  • Agreed to a physical examination and by an orthopedic physician and X-ray
  • Diagnosis of simple back pain with levels of 4<NRS at least
  • Agreed and able to fill pain, anxiety and satisfactory questioners
  • Agreed and able to sign informed consent

Exclusion criteria

  • Fracture, sprain or neurological deficit during physical examination
  • Pain scale of NRS< 4
  • Referred or radiating pain
  • Active pregnancy
  • Active inflammatory arthritis
  • History of CVA
  • Open wounds
  • Acute malignancy with life expectancy of less than 5 years
  • Experience with acupuncture treatments
  • History of drug addiction
  • History of osteoporosis
  • Declined or unable to sign informed consent
  • Soldiers in active military service

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

65 participants in 3 patient groups, including a placebo group

Acupuncture
Experimental group
Description:
Real Acupuncture
Treatment:
Procedure: Real Acupuncture
2 Placebo acupuncture
Placebo Comparator group
Treatment:
Procedure: Placebo Acupuncture
3 No treatment
No Intervention group
Description:
No treatment performed
Treatment:
Procedure: No intervention

Trial contacts and locations

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