Last updated on June 2019

Effects of Pain Neuroscience Education vs. Self-Management Education in Low Back Pain

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Chronic Low Back Pain
  • Age: Between 18 - 60 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Aged between 18 and 60 years;
  2. Medical diagnosis of nonspecific CLBP in the last 3 months and/or pain at least half of the days in the past 6 months, that is located between T12 and the gluteal folds;
  3. Pain intensity equal to or greater than three on numerical pain rating scale (NPRS)
  4. Score greater than 14% on the Oswestry Disability Index and
  5. Acceptable cognitive function assessed by Mini-Mental examination.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. red flags indicative of systemic involvement;
  2. neurological symptoms, psychiatric, rheumatologic and cardiac diseases;
  3. active radiculopathy;
  4. lumbar stenosis;
  5. spondylolisthesis;
  6. history of spinal surgeries;
  7. pregnancy;
  8. previous physical therapy for low back in the past year

Recruitment Status: Open

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