Anticipatory Muscle Control and Effect of Stabilizing Exercises in Patients With Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Norwegian Fund for Postgraduate Training in Physiotherapy
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00201513
First received: September 16, 2005
Last updated: October 8, 2012
Last verified: October 2012

September 16, 2005
October 8, 2012
January 2006
September 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Muscle activity onset in transversus abdominal muscle [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Muscle activity onset in transversus abdominal muscle
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00201513 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Pain [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Function (Oswestry v2) [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Fear of avoidance belief [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Assessment of isolated transversus abd. and multifidus control [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Pain
  • Function (Oswestry v2)
  • Fear of avoidance belief
  • Assessment of isolated transverus abd. and multifidus control
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Anticipatory Muscle Control and Effect of Stabilizing Exercises in Patients With Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain
Randomized Controlled Trial of Stabilizing Exercises and Effect on Anticipatory Muscle Control in Patients With Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain

Muscular stability is essential to the spinal column to avoid harmful strain and injury to its structures. Sudden postural disturbances impose reactive internal forces through the spine. If the muscles do not react before the internal reactive forces propagate through the spine, there is a short fraction of time where the spinal column may lack sufficient muscular support. Studies have shown that in patients with low back pain deep abdominal and back muscle have a delayed response to reactive forces. The purpose of this study is to verify these findings and to investigate whether tailored interventions can improve the reaction time in stabilizing muscle around the lower spinal column i patients with subacute and chronic low back pain.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Low Back Pain
  • Behavioral: Isolated Transversus abdominis (TrA) exercise
    Eight weeks Isolated Transversus abdominis (TrA) exercise(low load) program; Isolated TrA control through biofeedback
  • Behavioral: sling exercise
    Eight weeks sling(high load) exercise program; Isolated TrA control through biofeedback
  • Behavioral: group exercise
    Eight weeks non-specific group exercise program; Isolated TrA control through biofeedback
  • Experimental: TrA exercise
    Isolated Transversus abdominis (TrA) exercises (low load)
    Intervention: Behavioral: Isolated Transversus abdominis (TrA) exercise
  • Experimental: sling exercise
    Sling exercises (high load)
    Intervention: Behavioral: sling exercise
  • Active Comparator: group exercise
    Non-specific group exercises
    Intervention: Behavioral: group exercise

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
99
October 2008
September 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Unspecific subacute, subacute remitting and chronic LBP
  • Both sexes, 20-60 yrs of age
  • LBP between 2-8 on a 11-pt numeric rating scale

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous back surgery
  • Sick listed more than one year
  • Radiating pain below knee or motor deficits
  • Systemic diseases and "red flags"
  • Diagnosed psychiatric disease
  • Ingoing insurance claim
  • Pregnancy
Both
20 Years to 60 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Norway
 
NCT00201513
REK 4.2005.1720
No
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian Fund for Postgraduate Training in Physiotherapy
Study Chair: Ottar Vasseljen, PhD National center for spinal diseases
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
October 2012

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