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Proprioceptive Training and 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: NCT01505595
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 6, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 8, 2019
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Simon Brumagne, KU Leuven

Brief Summary:

Proprioceptive weighting changes may explain differences in postural control performance. Deficits in proprioception are found in a subgroup of patients with low back pain.

The aim of the study is to clarify whether proprioceptive training has a positive effect on proprioceptive postural control in individuals with recurrent low back pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Proprioceptive Training Low Back Pain Other: Proprioceptive training Other: Sham proprioceptive training Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 18 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : January 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Back Pain

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Proprioceptive training Other: Proprioceptive training
12 weeks

Sham Comparator: Sham proprioceptive training Other: Sham proprioceptive training
Three times daily inspiratory muscle training (2x30 breaths) at an intensity of 10% Pi,max

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proprioceptive postural control [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Center of pressure displacement (force plate) in standing in response to local muscle vibration on ankle and back muscles to specifically detect the role of proprioception in postural control.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria individuals with low back pain:

  • Age: 18-45 years old
  • At least 1 year of low back pain with/without referred pain in buttock/thigh
  • At least 3 episodes of disabling low back pain
  • At least a score of 20% on the Oswestry Disability Index
  • Willingness to sign the informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of major trauma and/or major orthopedic surgery of the spine, the pelvis or the lower quadrant
  • One of the following conditions: Parkinson, multiple sclerosis, stroke, history of vestibular disorder, respiratory disease, pregnancy
  • Radicular symptoms
  • Not Dutch-speaking
  • Strong opioids
  • Neck pain
  • Smoking history

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01505595

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Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
Sponsors and Collaborators
KU Leuven
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
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Principal Investigator: Simon Brumagne, PhD KU Leuven
Principal Investigator: Thierry Troosters, PhD KU Leuven
Principal Investigator: Roeland Lysens, MD, PhD KU Leuven
Principal Investigator: Peter Van Wambeke, MD Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Simon Brumagne, Prof. dr. Simon Brumagne, KU Leuven Identifier: NCT01505595    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012_SBrumagne_PT-LBP, G.0674.09 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) )
First Posted: January 6, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 8, 2019
Last Verified: February 2019
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Neurologic Manifestations