Pregabalin in addition to usual care for sciatica (PRECISE): a randomised, placebo-controlled trial [ 2013 - 2016 ]

Also known as: PRECISE: pregabalin in addition to usual care for sciatica

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Researchers: A/Pr Chung-Wei Christine Lin (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Mark Hancock Prof Andrew Mclachlan Prof Bart Koes Prof Chris Maher
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Brief description Sciatica is a severe and disabling form of back pain that is characterised by radiating pain down the leg. However there is little evidence on how best to treat it conservatively. We propose to investigate the effectiveness of pregabalin, a medication that specifically targets sciatic pain, in addition to usual care in 204 patients with sciatica. We hypothesise that adding pregabalin will be more effective in reducing the severity of leg pain.

Funding Amount $AUD 638,663.53

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Notes Standard Project Grant

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