This trial is designed to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture on pain relief for patients
with discogenic sciatica compared with sham acupuncture.
Procedure: Sham acupuncture
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Full eligibility criteria for NCT02770963
Ages eligible for Study
18 Years to 75 Years
Genders eligible for Study
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Unilateral leg pain diagnosed as discogenic sciatica;
Sciatica patients with an average leg pain VAS of 40 mm or higher in the last 24 hours;
Aged 18 to 75 years;
Leg pains that correlate with CT or MRI findings of lumbar disc herniation;
Patients who agree to follow the trial protocol.
Severe cases with central or giant or ruptured lumbar disc herniation, cauda equina syndrome, foot drop, or surgery requirements;
Progressive neurological symptoms after 3 months of strict conservative treatment
(e.g., nerve root adhesion, crossed straight-leg testing, or obvious muscle atrophy);
Severe cardiovascular, liver, kidney, hematopoietic system diseases, autoimmune diseases, or poor nutritional status;
Subjects with cognitive impairment;
Subjects who received acupuncture for sciatica within the past month.
All locations for NCT02770963
Guang'anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
Beijing, China, 100053
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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02770963. The sponsor of the trial is Guang'anmen Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences and it is looking for 60 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title: Efficacy of Acupuncture for Discogenic Sciatica: a Randomized Controlled Trial
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