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Mézières Therapy in the UCAM's Athletes With Low Back Pain

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03849053
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 21, 2019
Last Update Posted : March 19, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Orges Lena, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this research study focuses on the re-harmonization of the kinetic chains and posture based on spinal muscular atrophy and global stretching while trying to test the effectiveness of Mézières therapy on sports subjects with low back pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Low Back Pain Postural; Strain Other: Mézières Therapy for Low back pain Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The experimental study was conducted on 139 young athletes of National Rhythmic Gymnastics of Murcia, UCAM Murcia CF and UCAM Murcia CB/EBA during a six months period in the city of Murcia. Precisely, the Mézières therapy was conducted in an experimental group of 69 athletes and in a control group with other 70 athletes with Low Back Pain. This study is developed through a cycle of global stretching decompensate interventions on the athletes with postural alterations and vertebral pain at 95% confidence level. The statistical analysis was handled by using the univariate general linear model with the support of SPSS statistics.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 139 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Care Provider, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effectiveness of Mézières Therapy in the UCAM's Athletes With Low Back Pain
Actual Study Start Date : December 1, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : May 20, 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Back Pain

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Mézières method Other: Mézières Therapy for Low back pain
Spinal muscular global stretching

Active Comparator: Control Group Other: Mézières Therapy for Low back pain
Spinal muscular global stretching

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. VAS (Visual Analogic Scale) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    It consists in identifying the patient, on a 10 cm line, the point that best represents his pain, where 0 means no pain and 10 = worst possible pain.

  2. Sit and Reach flexibility test [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Designed to test the flexibility of lower back and hamstring muscles and is important as a result of lumbar lordosis, forward pelvic tilt and lower back pain. The score is recorded to the nearest inch/cm or inch/cm as the distance reached by the hand. For women, the lowest value is ˂ -15 cm and the highest is ˃ +30 cm. For men instead, the lowest value is ˂ -20 cm and the highest is >+27 cm.

  3. Runtastic Performance Pedometer [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    - Runtastic PRO is an app aimed at recording fitness in many activities and sports. It captures all basic data: distance, average speed, speed between mile markers, altitude, pace, step between mile markers, duration, calories burned and route plotted on a map using Global Positioning System. The final result shows how many steps are made in the arc of the minute (st / 60sec).

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Roland-Morris Questionnaire (CRM) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Measures the physical disability of athletes and consists of 24 points of functional capacity of the back. The sense of progression is: the more serious the worse is the performance.

  2. Health status questionnaire (SF-12) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    The questionnaire consists in 12 items of the 8 dimensions of the SF-36 (124) such as: physical function (2), social function (1), physical role (2), emotional role (2), mental health (2), vitality (1), body pain (1), general health (1). Meanwhile response options forms Likert-type scales that evaluate intensity or frequency are achieved.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • between 15 - 39 years
  • athletes with low back pain lasting more than 1 month
  • scoliosis
  • kyphosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • presence of tumors or spinal metastases
  • vertebral fractures
  • osteoporosis
  • infection or inflammation in acute diseases with involvement of the central nervous system
  • herniated discs

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Responsible Party: Orges Lena, Principal Investigator, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia Identifier: NCT03849053     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BB8334280
First Posted: February 21, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 19, 2019
Last Verified: March 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Orges Lena, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia:
Low back pain
Mézières method
Postural treatment
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms