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Study of Effectiveness of Pold in Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain (Pold-LBP)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
JUAN V. LOPEZ DIAZ, Omphis Foundation Identifier:
First received: May 1, 2012
Last updated: February 6, 2016
Last verified: February 2016

Through this research is to conduct a pilot clinical trial in the treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain (degenerative and mechanical), by comparing two groups, one that will apply a technique of physiotherapy by passive movement of the column with oscillations in axial rotation at a frequency of 1.5 to 2 cps (resonance) of low amplitude (called "Pold Concept"), another group that applies the standard protocol of treatment for this condition, as used in the hospital where performed the study.

It will compare the levels of efficiency and effectiveness of each treatment and the comparison between them. This will measure the perception of pain intensity and disability.

Condition Intervention
Mechanical Low Back Pain Other: Resonant oscillation Other: column exercise group

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of Resonant Oscillation, According to the Pold Concept in Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain

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Further study details as provided by JUAN V. LOPEZ DIAZ, Omphis Foundation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • VAS pain measurement [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed for the duration of treatment application, an expected average of 3 weeks. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • SF-12 Health Survey [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed for the duration of treatment application, an expected average of 3 weeks. ]
  • Oswestry test [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed for the duration of treatment application, an expected average of 3 weeks. ]

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: May 2012
Study Completion Date: September 2015
Primary Completion Date: July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: POLD TREATMENT
Patients who applies the treatment of resonant oscillation according to the Pold Concept
Other: Resonant oscillation

Resonant sustained oscillations are applied in the following areas

  • general column.
  • lumbar muscles, and paraspinal muscles,
  • sacral decompression oscillatory
  • Opening by lateral vertebral lumbar rhythmic swing.
  • Balancing and pelvic decompression
  • Swing-lumbar vertebral rotation.
Other Name: oscillatory movement
Active Comparator: CONVENCIONAL: column exercise group
Patients who applied the conventional treatment of hospital
Other: column exercise group
  • paraspinal muscle stretching exercises
  • postural correction
  • mobilization exercises thoracic and lumbar
  • Motor control exercises
Other Name: motor control

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Having a diagnosis instrumental prior to treatment to rule out pathologies pollutants, neurological or structural malformations.
  • No previous trauma.
  • Age between 25 and 65.
  • With similar clinical characteristics to have a homogenous group:

    • Low back pain (> 3 months) and that at the time the study began have a minimum of 3/10 on VAS scale, following the criteria established in similar studies
    • without component of neurological lower limbs irradiation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Existence of other recent traumatic structural pathologies in the lumbar region or of another type that could disturb the study.
  • Existence of irradiation metameric to lower limbs
  • Current tumors in the lumbar region
  • Ongoing infectious disease in the lumbar area.
  • Inflammatory rheumatism in the lumbar region.
  • Lumbar surgery complications.
  • Ongoing pregnancy.
  • They have been treated with infiltrations in the last month.
  • Who are following any other treatment, whether manual or physical agents or alternative or complementary therapies.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01591824

Esperanza Hospital
Barcelona, Spain, 08024
Sponsors and Collaborators
Omphis Foundation
Study Director: José M. Muniesa, physiatrist Esperanza Hospital (Barcelona)
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: JUAN V. LOPEZ DIAZ, Degree in physiotherapy kinesiology and physiatry, Omphis Foundation Identifier: NCT01591824     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pold-LBP
Study First Received: May 1, 2012
Last Updated: February 6, 2016

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