Effect of a Supervised Exercise Program in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain

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    Concordia University, Montreal
Updated on 7 May 2021


This study evaluates the effect of a supervised exercise program on paraspinal muscle morphology and function, as well as disability/function in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain. Half of the participants will do a targeted paraspinal muscle exercise program, while the other half will do a general exercise program.

Condition Low Back Pain, Lower Back Pain, Back Pain, Chronic Back Pain, Muscular Atrophy, Exercise Therapy, Diagnostic Imaging, Chronic Back Pain, Lower Back Pain, muscle atrophy, exercise rehabilitation, therapeutic exercise, physical therapy exercises, rehabilitation exercises, muscle wasting, amyotrophy, medical imaging, imaging procedure, lumbago
Treatment Targeted exercise program, General exercise program
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04257253
SponsorConcordia University, Montreal
Last Modified on7 May 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

chronic nonspecific LBP (>3 months), defined as pain in the region between the lower ribs and gluteal folds, with or without leg pain
currently seeking care for LBP
between 18 and 60 years of age
English or French speaker
score of "moderate" or "severe" disability on the ODI questionnaire
do not currently engage in sports or fitness training specifically for the lower back muscles (3 months prior the beginning of the study)

Exclusion Criteria

evidence of nerve root compression or reflex motor signs deficits (e.g. weakness, reflex changes, or sensory loss with same spinal nerve)
previous spinal surgery or vertebral fractures
other major lumbar spine structural abnormalities (e.g. spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, or lumbar scoliosis >10)
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