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New Pain Management Clinical Trials: March 2016

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 Making Better Lives: Patient-Focused Care For Low Back Pain

“The goal of this study is to compare patients treated with usual care, which usually starts with imaging, versus patients who are treated by trained geriatricians who know how to recognize and address 11 key conditions that commonly drive pain and disability in older adults. The investigators believe that older patients who receive care tailored to their needs by educated PCPs will ultimately have less back pain and, more importantly, better quality of life.” Learn more

Outcomes Following Suction Drain And Non-Suction Drain Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty

“This randomized controlled trial is designed to determine the effect of suction drain usage on the reduction of postoperative swelling following total knee replacement. Furthermore, this study will determine the relationship between postoperative swelling and quadriceps muscle function. This study will be performed in a cohort of patients undergoing bilateral total knee replacement and the suction intra-articular drain will be randomized to one of the two operative knees prior to surgery.” Learn more

Biofeedback For Wheelchair Users

“This study will evaluate movement of the arm and forces put through the hand during activities performed in a manual wheelchair. The goal of this study is to identify what motions and forces are most likely to lead to the development of pain or pathology and determine the feasibility of strategies to modify movements and decrease risk.” Learn more

Tension Of THERABAND® Kinesiology Tape On Shoulder Pain

“The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of standard tension of Thera-Band® Kinesiological Tape (TB-KT) application versus varied tension on shoulder pain, disability, and recovery speed during an in-office rehabilitative program. A convenience sample size of 38 new patients with current shoulder pain will be recruited for this study. The outcome measures will include the Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) and the Penn Shoulder Score (PENN). After completing the initial paperwork, patients will be randomized into two groups, control (0% tension) and intervention(increasing tension). At the beginning of each week the tape will be reapplied, and pain rating will be recorded. At the conclusion of 4 weeks patients will complete the PENN.” Learn more

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