Comparative Study of Static and Dynamic Back Supports for Lower Back Pain

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2010 by Wolfson Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : January 4, 2011
Last Update Posted : January 4, 2011
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Brief Summary:
Lower back pain is one of the most common conditions affecting humans. Lower back supports are a common device used in order to alleviate the pain. All the available back supports are wrapped around the lower back and abdomen and act as static support devices. "The hug" is a new dynamic back support where the participant actively improves his/her posture and strengthens the muscle of the lower back. This trial compares both devices and their effect on reducing lower back pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Low Back Pain, Mechanical Device: Dynamic back support Device: Static back support Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparative Study of Static and Dynamic Back Supports for Lower Back Pain
Study Start Date : February 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Back Pain

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Dynamic
Use of Dynamic back support
Device: Dynamic back support
A dynamic back support which provides pressure on the lumbar without pressure on the abdomen
Other Name: hug by Koala

Active Comparator: Static
Use of static back support
Device: Static back support
A standard wrap-around sacro lumbar support
Other Name: Oppo sacro lumbar support

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduction in back pain [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient satisfaction [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Recurrent back pain
  • use analgesics

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women
  • malignancy
  • infection
  • neurological condition
  • surgical candidate

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01269619

Contact: Yigal Bronstein, M.D. +972 3 5028453

Wolfson Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Holon, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wolfson Medical Center

Responsible Party: Yigal Bronstein, M.D., Wolfson Medical Center Identifier: NCT01269619     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HUG-001
First Posted: January 4, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 4, 2011
Last Verified: December 2010

Keywords provided by Wolfson Medical Center:
back pain
lumbar support
dynamic support

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