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Vibration

Whole Body Vibration for Spinal Cord Injury

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Waitlist Available
Led By Trevor A. Dyson-Hudson, M.D.
Research Sponsored by Kessler Foundation
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
The subject has self reported spasticity that negatively impacts his or her quality of life, impairs ability to perform activities of daily living (such as transfers, sitting, sleep, wheelchair use, and hobbies).
The subject has self reported spasticity that negatively impacts his or her quality of life, impairs ability to perform activities of daily living (such as transfers, sitting, sleep, wheelchair use, and hobbies).
Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up participants will be followed for the duration of the 3 treatments, an expected average of 1 week
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Study Summary

This trial is testing whether whole-body vibration while standing on a tilt table can improve spasticity in people with spinal cord injuries. Spasticity will be monitored before and after the intervention.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for adults aged 18-70 with spinal cord injuries above T10, who've had stable moderate to severe spasticity for at least six months. They should be able to stand on a tilt table and follow the study protocol. Excluded are those with conditions that could affect results or have uncontrolled pain, skin breakdown where pressure is applied during standing, recent fractures, or certain medical conditions.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests if whole body vibration while standing on a tilt table can reduce muscle spasms in people with spinal cord injury. Participants will undergo three sessions of vibration therapy across separate days and their spasticity levels will be measured before and after treatment using specific scales.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Potential side effects may include discomfort from the vibrations or standing position, orthostatic symptoms (like dizziness when upright), and possibly skin irritation where the body contacts the tilt table.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

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I experience muscle stiffness that affects my daily life and activities.
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I experience muscle stiffness that affects my daily life and activities.
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I have a spinal cord injury that happened over 6 months ago, affecting my nervous system.
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I can stand with help at a steep angle for 45 minutes without feeling faint or unwell.
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My spinal cord injury is above my waist.
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I have severe muscle stiffness not improved by changing my medication doses.
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I am between 18 and 70 years old.

Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~participants will be followed for the duration of the 3 treatments, an expected average of 1 week
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and participants will be followed for the duration of the 3 treatments, an expected average of 1 week for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change from Baseline in the Spinal Cord Injury Spasticity Evaluation Tool (SCI-SET) score after the third treatment
Secondary outcome measures
Change from Baseline in the Pain Severity Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) score after the third treatment
Change from Baseline in the Penn Spasm Frequency Scale score after the third treatment
Other outcome measures
Adverse Events
Subject Global Impression of Change (SGIC)

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Vibration with tilt-table standingExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Participants in this arm will undergo alternating side-to-side, whole body vibration while standing on a tilt table for multiple treatments for a total of approximately 14 minutes for 3 sessions over 3 different days

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Kessler FoundationLead Sponsor
172 Previous Clinical Trials
10,623 Total Patients Enrolled
Trevor A. Dyson-Hudson, M.D.Principal InvestigatorKessler Foundation
5 Previous Clinical Trials
225 Total Patients Enrolled
Steven C. Kirshblum, M.D.Principal InvestigatorKessler Institute for Rehabilitation
2 Previous Clinical Trials
89 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Whole Body Vibration (Vibration) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT02127606 — N/A
Spinal Cord Injury Research Study Groups: Vibration with tilt-table standing
Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Trial 2023: Whole Body Vibration Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT02127606 — N/A
Whole Body Vibration (Vibration) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT02127606 — N/A
Spinal Cord Injury Patient Testimony for trial: Trial Name: NCT02127606 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Are those younger than twenty years of age admissible for this medical experiment?

"This clinical study is seeking participants who are aged between 18 and 70."

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Who qualifies to be part of this scientific experiment?

"This clinical trial is accepting applicants aged between 18 and 70 with spinal cord injury, who have self-reported moderate to severe spasticity (as indicated by a Modified Ashworth Score of 2 or higher). Eligible participants need to be on a stable dose of either oral medications or intrathecal treatments. Furthermore, they must demonstrate the ability to stand for 45 minutes at an angle of no less than 70 degrees without significant adverse reactions or symptoms. Lastly, candidates should display neurological impairment caused by their spinal cord damage that occurred over six months ago and has been classified as complete or incomplete; additionally, it must be above T10 level. That"

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Are there still openings to partake in this research endeavor?

"As per clinicaltrials.gov, this trial is no longer accepting enrolment and has not been updated since November 25th 2014. However, there are still 958 studies actively seeking participants at the moment."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
New Jersey
What site did they apply to?
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
How many prior treatments have patients received?
0

Why did patients apply to this trial?

I am always looking for better ways to handle my spasticity, and to make it easier to deal with for future cases.
PatientReceived no prior treatments

What questions have other patients asked about this trial?

How long are the sessions, and is transportation provided?
PatientReceived 2+ prior treatments
~4 spots leftby Apr 2025