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Researchers at Concordia University are looking for participants with chronic lower back pain to take part in a 12-week exercise intervention research study. This project will evaluate the effects of two different exercise programs on the spine musculature, pain, and level of disability.

To participate in this study, you must:

  • Be between 18 and 60 years old
  • Have had lower back pain for at least 3 months 
  • Currently seeking care for lower back pain 
  • Speak English or French
  • Be able to participate in an exercise program
  • Not currently engaged in sports or fitness training for your back muscles
  • Have no previous spinal surgery or fractures
  • Have no spinal deformities (e.g. scoliosis)
  • Have no history of neurological disorders or neurological involvement
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Not be claustrophobic

Your participation would consist of:

  • 2 supervised exercise sessions per week for 12 weeks
  • 3 MRI examinations of your spine
  • 3 ultrasound examinations of your spine
  • 3 muscle strength tests of your back musculature

*All tests/evaluations included in this study are free of charge and all activities will take place at the PERFORM Centre.

If you are interested in this study or need more information please contact:

Annonce publicitaire approuvée le 5 juin 2020 par le Comité central d’éthique de la recherche du ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux dans le cadre du projet CCER 19-20 – 09.

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