Dry needling for Lower Back Pain

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Lower Back PainDry needling - Procedure
18 - 65
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will use a pre-test post-test research design to investigate whether dry needling (DN) has an effect on cortical excitability in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP), specifically in patients who have developed central sensitization (CS).

Eligible Conditions
  • Lower Back Pain

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

3 Primary · 2 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Before and immediately after the intervention

Before and immediately after the intervention
Amplitude of motor evoked potential
Conditioned pain modulation
Intracortical facilitation
Pressure pain threshold
Short-interval intracortical inhibition

Trial Safety

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Dry needling
1 of 1

Experimental Treatment

50 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Dry needling · No Placebo Group · N/A

Dry needling
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Dry needling · Intervention Types: Procedure
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Dry needling

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: before and immediately after the intervention

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterOTHER
951 Previous Clinical Trials
607,770 Total Patients Enrolled
American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical TherapistsOTHER
2 Previous Clinical Trials
123 Total Patients Enrolled
Texas Woman's UniversityLead Sponsor
78 Previous Clinical Trials
5,347 Total Patients Enrolled
Sharon Wang-PricePrincipal InvestigatorTexas Woman's University
2 Previous Clinical Trials
100 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 65 · All Participants · 2 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have chronic low back pain primarily in the L4-5 area that has persisted at least 3 months and has resulted in pain on at least half the days in the past 6 months.

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria100.0%