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AEROTEL / UBSC CLINICAL STUDY
Clinical study design
Aerotel USA, Inc. conducted a randomized, double-blind clinical study at the University of Bridgeport School of Chiropractic (UBSC) under the auspices of Anthony J. Lisi, D.C., UBSC Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences. Dr. Lisi is National Director, Chiropractic Services at the Veterans Health Administration and in 2017, was named Chiropractor of the Year by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).
The aim of the study was to measure the effectiveness of Aerotel’s portable PEMF device* when applied, along with standard clinical care, to subjects with mixed duration mechanical low back pain (LBP). The primary endpoints were functional capacity measured by the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) at baseline, 6 weeks, and 12 weeks. Analysis was conducted on the intent-to-treat population and as a trend of change in pain scores over time using repeated measures Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).
Results and conclusion
42 participants were randomized to receive usual care plus PEMF therapy or usual care plus sham, and 25 completed the study. Significant improvements in ODI scores from baseline to week 6 were reported in the experimental group (χ2=14.68, p < .001( in comparison with patients in the sham group (χ2=4.00, p = .135, n.s.). This difference persisted at week 12 follow-up. Results show that Aerotel’s PEMF device is safe and effective in improving function and decreasing pain in patients with mechanical LBP.
The full study report
Findings have been published in the prestigious medical journal Pain and Therapy and were presented at the Association of Chiropractic College’s Research Agenda Conference (RAC) in March 2019. A copy of the full clinical study report can be found at: https://bit.ly/2CAY23e.
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