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Gainesville, Florida 32607


The purpose of this study is to determine if a 4 month resistance exercise program reduces the severity of low back pain, pain-related fear avoidance and improves mobility compared to standard care.


Inclusion Criteria: - chronic low back pain for >6 months - >3 pain episodes per week - waist circumferences ≥102 cm for men - waist circumferences ≥ 88 cm for women - willing and able to participate in regular exercise for 14 weeks - using pain medications to control low back pain - free of abnormal cardiovascular responses during a screening graded maximal walk test Exclusion Criteria: - unable to walk - participating in regular resistance exercise training (>3X week) in the past 6 months - pain symptoms are too severe and prevent strength testing or walking - acute back injury - spinal stenosis that precludes walking one block due to neurogenic claudication - back surgery within the past 2 years - current use of weight loss interventions (drugs; exercise interventions)



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Heather K Vincent, Ph.D.
University of Florida Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

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Location Contact:

Gainesville, Florida 32607
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: August 31, 2019

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