Functioning Disturbance in Chronic Back Pain: Altered Muscle Metabolism
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01593839
Verified May 2012 by Oslo University Hospital. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
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Ages Eligible for Study:
30 Years to 50 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Persons referred to Hospital of rehabilitation due to chronic non-specific low back pain
The NSCBP group:
At least 6 patients will be included in this study.
All patients referred to Vestfold Hospital Trust, Kysthospitalet, diagnosed with chronic NSCBP >3 months duration will be invited to participate in the study. The invitation will be in a written form.
anamnesis of medical or drug abuse,
surgery on the musculoskeletal system of the trunk,
known congenital malformation of the spine or scoliosis,
body mass index > 27 kg/m2,
history of stroke,
pregnancy and abnormal blood pressure. The subjects will be asked not to use any medications except for paracetamol preparations one week before examination and instructed not to perform any back-straining exercise for 48 h prior to the study, except for ordinary daily working and/or leisure activities.