Soft Tissue Mobilization for Lower Back Pain

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TXLower Back Pain+1 MoreSoft Tissue Mobilization - Procedure
18 - 45
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will explore whether a physical therapy treatment known as soft tissue mobilization (tSTM) can help relieve back pain in pregnancy, which is a common complaint.

Eligible Conditions
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Pregnancy

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

2 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: through study completion, an average of 1 year

Year 1
Pain using NPRS (Numerical Pain Rating Scale)
disability using ODI (Oswestry Disability Index)

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

3 Treatment Groups

No manual treatment
1 of 3
Soft Tissue Massage
1 of 3
Soft Tissue Mobilization
1 of 3

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

75 Total Participants · 3 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Soft Tissue Mobilization · No Placebo Group · N/A

Soft Tissue Mobilization
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Soft Tissue Mobilization · Intervention Types: Procedure
No manual treatmentNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: No manual treatment · Intervention Types:
Soft Tissue Massage
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Soft Tissue Massage · Intervention Types: Procedure
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Soft Tissue Mobilization

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: through study completion, an average of 1 year

Who is running the clinical trial?

Texas Tech University Health Sciences CenterLead Sponsor
97 Previous Clinical Trials
9,834 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 45 · Female Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are experiencing lower back and pelvic pain related to pregnancy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What demographic can be considered for inclusion in this clinical research?

"This research study is looking to enrol 75 individuals aged 18-45 with lumbopelvic suffering due to pregnancy. Candidates should possess the capacity to adhere to basic guidelines and be in their third trimester (28 weeks or more)." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Is this investigation currently enrolling participants?

"According to, this assessment is presently enrolling participants with the original listing date of December 1 2019 and most recently updated on December 1 2022." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Is enrollment open to geriatric candidates for this investigation?

"As stipulated by the requirements of this research, only those aged 18-45 are able to join and participate." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What is the maximum capacity for participation in this trial?

"Correct. The records located on indicate that the research study, which was initially displayed on December 1st 2019, is currently in search of participants. Approximately 75 subjects must be procured from a single medical centre." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.