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Weston, Florida 33331


The purpose of this study is to determine whether orthopedic spinal supports are effective in the treatment of low back pain.

Study summary:

Back pain is a common and expensive medical condition. Although rarely life-threatening, back disorders are a major cause of pain, disability, and social cost affecting the quality of life in most patients. Although primary care providers routinely treat back pain, little is known about how often primary care providers manage occupation-related symptoms and how outcomes compare with other treatment modalities. Treatment outcomes utilizing a non-operative treatment paradigm have not been adequately studied. This paradigm consists of treating patients sequentially with analgesics, physical therapy, use of back supports, caudal epidural steroid injections, or surgical referral. The use of spinal supports as a complimentary treatment along with physical therapy and posture education is promising.


Inclusion Criteria: - Patients must present with clinical symptoms of low back pain and evaluated by the study physician - Visual Analog Score (VAS) for Pain >6 in response to the following question: Circle one number (from 0 = no pain to 10 = worst pain) "How would you rate the worst pain you experienced in last week." - Patients must have x-ray and or an MRI film for diagnostic evaluation based on physician judgment. - Age >18; both male and female - Pain duration >3 months Exclusion Criteria: - Prior use of opioids, physical therapy, epidural injections for back pain or ongoing chiropractor care and or acupuncture treatment - Moderate to severe arthritis of the spine/ knee or hip that might severely compromise ambulation and or posture - Patients with diagnosed lumbar canal stenosis - Serious concomitant medical illness (i.e., heart disease) - Obese patients (twice the width of the Moller Orthopedic Back Support) - Patients with moderate to severe scoliosis - Past or present existence of a movement disorder, e.g., Parkinsonism, or any neurological disease that might affect ambulation and or postural changes History of osteoporosis - Severe psychiatric disorder - Prior spine surgery - Multiple vertebral compression fractures with kyphosis - Past or present workmen's compensation claim, SSI disability, or ongoing litigation



Primary Contact:

Study Director
Vinod K Podichetty, MD,MS
Cleveland Clinic Florida

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Location Contact:

Weston, Florida 33331
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: February 04, 2019

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