Clinical Trials Logo

Clinical Trial Summary

Comparison of IntraArticular Platelet-Rich-Plasma to Corticosteroid Injections for Patients with Zygapophyseal Joint (Z-Joint) Low Back Pain Confirmed by Dual Intra-Articular Local Anesthetic Injections: A Triple Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial.

Clinical Trial Description

Abstract/Project Summary Background: Zygapophyseal joint (Z-joint) pain represents up to 40% of lower back pain (LBP), a very common and disabling health issue. There are currently two treatment options for patients with Z-joint LBP unresponsive to conservative treatment: corticosteroid (CS) injections and radiofrequency ablation. CS injection is a shorter, less invasive and readily available procedure. Despite its accepted use, it has not shown its efficacy over placebo. The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been investigated for LBP treatment. PRP injection has the same advantages as CS and recent studies suggest that PRP injections are more effective than cortisone from two to six months post treatment. However, no blinded controlled trials have compared these two treatments, and no data is available on the efficacy of PRP after six months for LBP treatment. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to compare the effect of intra-articular leucocyte poor (LP) PRP to CS injections on pain, function and quality-of-life at 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12month post treatment. The two main outcomes will be the ODI score improvement and the proportion of participants who needs a second injection in each group at one year post treatment. Study Design: Triple-blinded randomized controlled trial Patient Sample: Fifty participants with radiological signs of osteoarthritis and Z-Joint LBP confirmed by dual intra-articular local anesthetic injections will be recruited and randomized in two groups: CS and LP-PRP injection groups. Method: Participants will be assessed in person, by mail or by phone at baseline and at 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12-months post-treatment by a blinded evaluator. Pain will be assessed by a visual analogue scale (VAS) when bending over, function by the Oswestry Low Back Disability Index (ODI), quality of life by the SF36 questionnaire and satisfaction by the Modified McNabb Scale. ;

Study Design

Related Conditions & MeSH terms

NCT number NCT05188820
Study type Interventional
Source Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Contact Andre Roy, MD
Phone 5147706573
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date February 2022
Completion date February 2025

See also
  Status Clinical Trial Phase
Completed NCT03916705 - Thoraco-Lumbar Fascia Mobility N/A
Completed NCT04007302 - Modification of the Activity of the Prefrontal Cortex by Virtual Distraction in the Lumbago N/A
Completed NCT03273114 - Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) Compared With Core Training Exercise and Manual Therapy (CORE-MT) in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain N/A
Recruiting NCT03600207 - The Effect of Diaphragm Muscle Training on Chronic Low Back Pain N/A
Completed NCT04284982 - Periodized Resistance Training for Persistent Non-specific Low Back Pain N/A
Completed NCT03673436 - Effect of Lumbar Spinal Fusion Predicted by Physiotherapists
Completed NCT02546466 - Effects of Functional Taping on Static Postural Control in Patients With Non-specific Chronic Low Back Pain N/A
Completed NCT00983385 - Evaluation of Effectiveness and Tolerability of Tapentadol Hydrochloride in Subjects With Severe Chronic Low Back Pain Taking Either WHO Step I or Step II Analgesics or no Regular Analgesics Phase 3
Recruiting NCT05156242 - Corticospinal and Motor Behavior Responses After Physical Therapy Intervention in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain. N/A
Recruiting NCT04673773 - MY RELIEF- Evidence Based Information to Support People Aged 55+ Years Living and Working With Persistent Low-back Pain. N/A
Recruiting NCT04980469 - A Study to Explore the Effect of Vitex Negundo and Zingiber Officinale on Non-specific Chronic Low Back Pain Due to Sedentary Lifestyle N/A
Completed NCT04055545 - High Intensity Interval Training VS Moderate Intensity Continuous Training in Chronic Low Back Pain Subjects N/A
Recruiting NCT03970486 - Effects of Two Different Dry-Needling Techniques for Low Back Pain N/A
Recruiting NCT04280796 - Changes in Affective Pain Processing in Human Volunteers N/A
Completed NCT04554446 - The Effectiveness and Safety of T-MSAT on Inpatients With Acute Low Back Pain Caused by Traffic Accidents : A Randomized Controlled Trial N/A
Completed NCT04060875 - Research Protocol for Karuna Labs Inc.: Safety and Efficacy of Virtual Reality Graded Motor Imagery for Chronic Pain
Not yet recruiting NCT04843800 - Ultrasound of the Thoracolumbar Fascia for Diagnosing Chronic Low Back Pain N/A
Not yet recruiting NCT04879394 - Pain Sensitivity and Psychological Profile of Chronic Low Back Pain Patients N/A
Not yet recruiting NCT04069572 - Vibratory Stimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Pain N/A
Not yet recruiting NCT04326621 - Effectiveness of Pressure Release Technique in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain N/A