Persistent Low Back and Pelvic Pain 3-6 Months Post Partum

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 10, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 3, 2012
University of Stavanger
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Helse Stavanger HF

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to identify how many females have persistent low back pain and/or pelvic pain 3-6 months post partum. The females that have persistent pelvic pain can continue in the study and be examined by a chiropractor. They will then divide the females into Hanne Alberts 5 subgroups of pelvic pain. The females that have one-sided pelvic pain will be invited to participate in a randomised controlled study where chiropractic intervention is compared to exercises.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pelvic Girdle Pain Post Partum Low Back Pain Post Partum Other: exercise advise Other: chiropractic treatment and exercises Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The study is a follow up study to "Prevalence of low back pain and pelvic pain in the pregnant population in Stavanger".

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 13 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Persistent Low Back Pain and Pelvic Pain 3-6 Months Post Partum
Study Start Date : September 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Chiropractic treatment, exercise
Chiropractic treatment and exercise
Other: chiropractic treatment and exercises
Manipulation, mobilisation, soft tissue work, ergonomic and exercise advise. Maximum 12 treatments
Other Names:
  • Manipulation
  • Pregnancy
  • Back pain
  • Exercise
  • Post partum
  • chiropractic

Experimental: Exercises
Exercise advise
Other: exercise advise
Other Names:
  • Pregnancy
  • Back pain
  • Exercise
  • Post partum
  • chiropractic

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Oswestry Disability Index [ Time Frame: 20 weeks after the initial assessment ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 50 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Low back and\or pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy
  • Fluent understanding of spoken and written Norwegian

Exclusion Criteria:

  • hospitalisation due to pain or complications post partum

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00974103

Stavanger university hospital
Stavanger, Norway, 4011
Sponsors and Collaborators
Helse Stavanger HF
University of Stavanger
Study Director: Jan P Larsen, MD Dr med Helse Stavanger HF

Responsible Party: Helse Stavanger HF Identifier: NCT00974103     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009/798
2009/798 ( Other Identifier: Regional Ethics Committee )
First Posted: September 10, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 3, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012

Keywords provided by Helse Stavanger HF:
low back pain
pelvic pain
pelvic girdle pain
post partum

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Pelvic Pain
Pelvic Girdle Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Musculoskeletal Pain