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Effects of Tactile Stimuli for Lumbar Multifidus Muscle Activation in Healthy Adults and Patients With Low Back Pain

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02836860
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2016 by Sharon Wang-Price, Texas Woman's University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : July 19, 2016
Last Update Posted : July 20, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sharon Wang-Price, Texas Woman's University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to compare combined tactile stimulation and verbal instruction to verbal instruction only on lumbar multifidus muscle activation in asymptomatic healthy adults and in patients with LBP.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Low Back Pain Other: Tactile stimuli Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Adding Tactile Stimuli to Verbal Instructions for Lumbar Multifidus Muscle Activation in Healthy Adults and Patients With Low Back Pain
Study Start Date : December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Back Pain

Arm Intervention/treatment
Healthy Controls
Effects of tactile stimulation on lumbar multifidus activation in healthy adults without LBP.
Other: Tactile stimuli
Both groups will receive tactile stimuli: hand touch on the right and left lumbar multifidus muscles at L4-5

Low Back Pain
Effects of tactile stimulation on lumbar multifidus activation in adults with LBP.
Other: Tactile stimuli
Both groups will receive tactile stimuli: hand touch on the right and left lumbar multifidus muscles at L4-5




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Electromyographic (EMG) amplitude [ Time Frame: 8 seconds, 5 repetitions during one visit ]
    Surface EMG activity of the right and left lumbar multifidus at L4-5 level



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Additional criteria for asymptomatic healthy adults include no existing LBP and no LBP in the past year. Additional criteria for patient participants include existing LBP near the L5-S1 level with an average pain intensity score ≥ 2/10 in the past 24 hours (numeric pain rating scale of 0-10, 0 being no pain, 10 being unbearable pain).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Exclusion criteria for all participants include previous low back surgery, systemic joint disease (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis), cancer of the lower quadrant, neurological disorders, allergic reaction to ultrasound gel, or inability to obtain testing positions (prone lying).

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02836860


Contacts
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Contact: Sharon Wang-Price, PhD 214-689-7715 swang@twu.edu

Locations
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United States, Texas
Texas Woman's University Recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75235
Contact: Sharon Wang-Price, PhD    214-689-7715    swang@twu.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Texas Woman's University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Sharon Wang-Price, PhD Texas Woman's University
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Responsible Party: Sharon Wang-Price, Professor, Texas Woman's University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02836860    
Other Study ID Numbers: 17920
First Posted: July 19, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 20, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations