This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition low back disorder
Treatment other: exercise
Phase phase 1
Sponsor University of Southern California
Start date June 2003
End date December 2011
Trial size 100 participants
Trial identifier NCT00306423, #025027


The purpose of this study is to determine whether a rehabilitation program following lumbar microdiscectomy influences short-term (4 months) and long-term (up to 5 years)outcomes in quality of life, activity and endurance.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

time frame: pre and post intervention

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 60 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - 18-60 years old - Single level lumbar microdiscectomy Exclusion Criteria: - Potential subjects will be excluded is they exhibit symptoms suggestive of facet arthrosis or neurogenic claudication, or if their plain radiographs showed more than 50 percent loss of disc height at the relevant level. - Patients in whom the protrusion occupied more than 50 percent of the sagittal diameter of the spinal canal or in whom sequestrated fragments were seen on MRI will also be excluded. Other exclusion criteria will include: - Previous back surgeries - Presence of any other concurrent foot pathology besides leg and low back pain and associated single level disc injury - Nervous system problems (e.g., stroke, dementia, seizures) - Cognitive dysfunction (e.g. TBI, CVA, Alzheimer's) - Uncontrolled cardiovascular disease - Evidence of cord compression - Uncontrolled hypertension - Infection - Severe respiratory disease - Pregnancy - Rheumatic joint disease - Peripheral vascular disease with sensory loss of the foot - Any condition that the subject identifies that might limit participation in physical activity

Additional Information

Description Exercise
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in June 2012.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Southern California.