This trial is testing whether patients with chronic low back pain respond better to two different types of exercise: motor control exercises or graded activity. The results of the study could improve the delivery of exercises for low back pain and lead to better patient outcomes.
- Low Back Pain
1 Primary · 4 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 0, 2, 6 and 12 months
Awards & Highlights
2 Treatment Groups
Motor Control Exercise
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414 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups
Primary Treatment: Motor Control Exercises · No Placebo Group · N/A
Who is running the clinical trial?
Age 18 - 80 · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion CriteriaMark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
- Macedo, Luciana Gazzi, Christopher G. Maher, Mark J. Hancock, Steve J. Kamper, James H. McAuley, Tasha R. Stanton, Ryan Stafford, and Paul W. Hodges. 2014. “Predicting Response to Motor Control Exercises and Graded Activity for Patients with Low Back Pain: Preplanned Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial”. Physical Therapy. Oxford University Press (OUP). doi:10.2522/ptj.20140014.
- Macedo, Luciana G, Paul W. Hodges, Geoff Bostick, Mark Hancock, Maude Laberge, Steven Hanna, Greg Spadoni, Anita Gross, and Julia Schneider. 2021. “Which Exercise for Low Back Pain? (welback) Trial Predicting Response to Exercise Treatments for Patients with Low Back Pain: A Validation Randomised Controlled Trial Protocol”. BMJ Open. BMJ. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042792.
- 2020. "Which Exercise for Low Back Pain? Predicting Response to Exercise for Patients With Low Back Pain". ClinicalTrials.gov. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04283409.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many volunteers are participating in this research?
"Affirmative. According to clinicaltrials.gov, this medical study is actively seeking participants for recruitment as its first posting was on September 15th 2020 and it has been recently updated on April 5th 2022. This trial requires 414 patients from a single site." - Anonymous Online Contributor
Are there any stipulations for individuals to be accepted into this experiment?
"This medical trial seeks 414 adults aged 18 to 80 who suffer from chronic, non-specific low [back pain](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/back-pain) (lasting longer than 3 months), as indicated by moderate or greater levels of disability on the SF-36 and/or high scores on the STarT Back Tool. Pain in other areas is acceptable so long as it does not eclipse their primary musculoskeletal complaint." - Anonymous Online Contributor
Can new participants join this trial at the present time?
"This trial, which was initially publicized on September 15th 2020, is actively seeking suitable applicants. The data available on clinicaltrials.gov has been updated as recently as April 5th 2022." - Anonymous Online Contributor
Is the patient demographic for this study restricted to persons over 30 years of age?
"This trial has a stringent age limit, only admitting patients aged between 18 and 80. Conversely, 11 clinical trials are available for minors whereas 263 studies accept participants over 65 years old." - Anonymous Online Contributor