Last updated on February 2018

Yoga vs Stretching in Veterans With Chronic Lower Back Pain: Does Mindfulness Matter?

Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility of recruiting, enrolling and collecting outcome data on CLBP patients within the Veterans Affairs Community Based Rochester Outpatient Center who undergo an 8 week active exercise class with mindfulness (yoga) and without mindfulness (stretching class)

Detailed Study Description

The study will approach all new or existing patients within the chiropractic clinic between the ages of 18 and 89 who have low back pain greater than 12 weeks and pain greater than or equal to 3, who have no contraindications to active exercise. Patients will be queried as to interest and those interested will be consented. The investigators will recruit a total of 20 patients. Patients will then be randomized to receive either an 8 week active exercise class with mindfulness (yoga) or an 8 week active exercise class without mindfulness (stretching class). Both groups will have home exercise requirements and will be held accountable through the use of a home practice log. Outcomes will include: Pain (PEG), Quality of Life (PROMIS Global Health Survey GHS), Self Efficacy (2 Question), Fear Avoidance Belief, Castrophizing and Social Engagement. Outcomes will be collected at baseline, and again at the end of the 8 week intervention. Clinician open ended questionnaire will be given to both study clinicians at the end of the trial.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03432169

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