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The purpose of this study is to assess the benefits of Percutaneous Neuromodulation Therapy when compared to a reference sham treatment in the treatment of patients who have undergone surgical intervention for chronic low back pain with or without a radiating lower extremity pain component.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Low Back Pain
Vertis Percutaneous Neuromodulation Therapy (PNT), Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
UCSD Pain Research Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:46:10-0400
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