Verbalization in Patients With Non-specific Low Back Pain and Central Sensitization
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01705600|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2012 by Joseph Brence, Keystone Rehabilitation Systems.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : October 12, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 12, 2012
The primary goal of this study is to examine the effects of limiting complaints on pain and pain catastrophizing (PC) in individuals with low back pain (LBP) who are in a state of central sensitization (CS).
The study will be performed on individuals who have LBP and are in a state of CS. CS is classified as a type of pain which has the following dominant features: pain that is disproportionate to the nature or extent of injury/pathology; disproportionate, non-mechanical, unpredictable pattern of pain provocation in response to aggravating/easing factors; strong association with maladaptive psychological factors
; diffuse/non-anatomic areas of pain/tenderness to palpation. These criterion have been demonstrated to have discriminative validity for diagnosing CS.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Central Sensitization Low Back Pain Pain Catastrophizing||Behavioral: Pain Verbalization Repression Rules||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Protocol for the Evaluation of the Effects of Limiting Verbal Complaints on Pain and Pain Catastrophizing in Individuals With LBP Who Are in a State of Central Sensitization|
|Study Start Date :||September 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||August 2013|
Experimental: Pain Verbalization Repression Rules
This group will wear a bracelet with a set of rules which will restrict ones verbalization of pain complaints
Behavioral: Pain Verbalization Repression Rules
The involved subjects will be randomized to either a bracelet with receive verbal repression guidelines OR just a bracelet. They will receive typical physical therapy interventions for the treatment of low back pain (modalities, exercise, manual treatment) with the only change being the education of the one group to repress verblization of pain complaints. The bracelet is worn as a reminder of the rules given.
- Visual Analogue Scale for Pain [ Time Frame: week 1,4,12, 26 ]This is the visual analogue scale for pain which is routinely used in Physical Therapy practice. The multiple time frames are to assess a change in subjective pain values throughout the study.
- Pain Catastrophizing Scale [ Time Frame: Weeks 1,4,12,26 ]This scale measures catastrophic thoughts often related to prolonged pain. The multiple time frames are to assess a change in subjective values throughout the study.
- Global Rating of Perceived Change [ Time Frame: At discharge (Avg. 4-6 weeks after enrollment) ]This rates an individuals perceived change in recovery after physical therapy interventions
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01705600
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Keystone Physical Therapy|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15017|
|Principal Investigator:||Joseph B Brence, DPT||Physiotherapy Associates|