Rehabilitation Post Lumbar Microdiscectomy
The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2012 by University of Southern California.
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kornelia Kulig, University of Southern California
First received: March 21, 2006
Last updated: June 15, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a rehabilitation program following lumbar microdiscectomy influences short-term (4 months) and long-term (up to 5 years)outcomes in quality of life, activity and endurance.
Low Back Disorder
Procedure: Other: Exercise
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Primary Outcome Measures:
- ODI [ Time Frame: pre and post intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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| Study Start Date:
| Estimated Study Completion Date:
| Primary Completion Date:
||December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Procedure: Other: Exercise
exercise 3 times per week for 12 weeks
Other Name: exercise 3 times per week for 12 weeks
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||18 Years to 60 Years
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
- 18-60 years old
- Single level lumbar microdiscectomy
- Potential subjects will be excluded is they exhibit symptoms suggestive of facet arthrosis or neurogenic claudication, or if their plain radiographs showed more than 50 percent loss of disc height at the relevant level.
- Patients in whom the protrusion occupied more than 50 percent of the sagittal diameter of the spinal canal or in whom sequestrated fragments were seen on MRI will also be excluded.
Other exclusion criteria will include:
- Previous back surgeries
- Presence of any other concurrent foot pathology besides leg and low back pain and associated single level disc injury
- Nervous system problems (e.g., stroke, dementia, seizures)
- Cognitive dysfunction (e.g. TBI, CVA, Alzheimer's)
- Uncontrolled cardiovascular disease
- Evidence of cord compression
- Uncontrolled hypertension
- Severe respiratory disease
- Rheumatic joint disease
- Peripheral vascular disease with sensory loss of the foot
- Any condition that the subject identifies that might limit participation in physical activity
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00306423
|University of Southern California
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90089 |
University of Southern California
||Kornelia Kulig, PhD, PT
||University of Southern California
No publications provided
||Kornelia Kulig, Professor, University of Southern California
History of Changes
|Other Study ID Numbers:
|Study First Received:
||March 21, 2006
||June 15, 2012
||United States: Institutional Review Board
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