Kinematical Evaluation of Lumbar Rotation in Chronic Low Back Pain
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01217554|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 8, 2010
Last Update Posted : February 9, 2012
Low back pain (LBP) is considered one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders in modern society, resulting in substantial costs to society. Factors associated with the development of low back pain include poor posture, strenuous work with the body, inadequate non ergonomic work and traumas.
Rotation movement pattern of the lumbar spine in different positions is essential aspect in understanding the LBP Pathophysiology. Rotation coupled with forward bending (flexion) is a dominant factor which could increase the risk LBP and disc prolapse. There is also a decline in range of motion (ROM) of rotation in forward bending (flexion) compared to neutral position during sitting and standing.
In addition,lumbar rotation movement patterns differ in population with LBP compared to asymptomatic individuals. Healthy individuals exhibit rotation accompanied by consistent coupled movement patterns of lateral bending in the opposite direction at thr upper levels, and by lateral bending in tge same direction at the lower levels . while Chronic LBP patients exhibit non consistent patterns altered from those of the normal population.
|Condition or disease|
|Low Back Pain|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Observational Model:||Case Control|
|Official Title:||Kinematical Evaluation of Lumbar Rotation in Neutral Position and Full Flexion in Sitting and Standing in Patients With Non-specific Chronic Low Back Pain|
|Study Start Date :||February 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 2012|
age-matched healthy male participants
age-matched healthy male participants without LBP
participants with non specific chronic LBP
male participants with non specific chronic LBP
- Kinematic measures of rotation movement of the lumbar spine [ Time Frame: one evaluation at enrollement ]Kinematic measures of rotation movement of the lumbar spine (plain, range, angular velocity and acceleration) will be measured by using Lumbar motion monitor Industrial (ILMM) .
- Disability Questionnaire [ Time Frame: one evaluation at enrollement ]Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire
- pain assessment [ Time Frame: one evaluation at enrollement ]Visual analog scale for pain assessment
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01217554
|Clalit Health Services, Haifa and Western Galilee District|
|Principal Investigator:||Noga Maor Rougin, MD||Clinical Research Unit, Clalit Health Services, Haifa District, HAIFA, ISRAEL|
|Principal Investigator:||ALAA HAJ, BA||Clinical Research Unit, Clalit Health Services, Haifa District, HAIFA, ISRAEL|
|Study Director:||Uzi Milman, MD||Clinical Research Unit, Clalit Health Services, Haifa District, HAIFA, ISRAEL|