Impact of a Balance Reeducation Protocol on Pain, Function and Postural Control of Low Back Pain Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Sao Paulo
Information provided by:
Centro Universitari Fieo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01342432
First received: April 4, 2011
Last updated: April 26, 2011
Last verified: December 2009

April 4, 2011
April 26, 2011
January 2009
June 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Perceived pain [ Time Frame: 5 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Pain was measured by an Analogic Visual Scale
Same as current
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  • Function [ Time Frame: 5 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Function was measured by the Roland-Morris Questionnaire
  • Postural Control [ Time Frame: 5 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Postural control was measured by Functional Reach Test and by posturography
Same as current
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Impact of a Balance Reeducation Protocol on Pain, Function and Postural Control of Low Back Pain Patients
Comparison of Balance Reeducation Plus General Exercises Versus General Exercises Only: Impact on Pain, Function and Postural Control of Low Back Pain Patients

The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of a balance reeducation protocol and an evidenced based protocol on pain, function and postural control of low back pain patients.

Both groups will perform general exercises for back pain (stretch and strength of paraspinal and abdominal muscles, plus exercises to enhance lumbar and pelvic flexibility but the balance or experimental group will perform in addition five minutes of exercises that challenge postural stability in the sitting position. The evolution of the two groups concerning pain level, function and postural control will be compared.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Low Back Pain
  • Other: General exercise only
    exercises for stretch and strength of paraspinal and abdominal muscles
    Other Name: control group
  • Other: Balance reeducation plus general exercise
    patients perform balance reeducation exercises in addition to general exercises for stretch and strength of back and abdominal muscles
    Other Name: balance group, intervention group
  • Experimental: Balance reeducation plus exercise
    exercises that challenge postural control are performed in addition to general exercises for stretch and strength of abdominal and paraspinal muscles
    Intervention: Other: Balance reeducation plus general exercise
  • General exercise only
    general exercise for stretch and strength of paraspinal and abdominal muscles
    Intervention: Other: General exercise only
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
35
October 2009
June 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • must have low back pain longer than three months and age between 40 and 69 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • balance or neuromuscular disorders, spine surgery, diabetes.
Both
40 Years to 69 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Brazil
 
NCT01342432
2008/069241
Yes
Thais Weber Alencar Bojadsen, PhD, Centro Universitário Fieo
Centro Universitari Fieo
University of Sao Paulo
Principal Investigator: Thais Bojadsen, PhD Centro Universitario Fieo
Centro Universitari Fieo
December 2009

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