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, 15:104

First Online: 02 April 2014Received: 23 October 2013Accepted: 06 March 2014DOI: 10.1186-1745-6215-15-104

Cite this article as: Wang, XQ., Pi, YL., Chen, PJ. et al. Trials 2014 15: 104. doi:10.1186-1745-6215-15-104


BackgroundLow back pain affects approximately 80% of people at some stage in their lives. Exercise therapy is the most widely used nonsurgical intervention for low back pain in practice guidelines. Whole body vibration exercise is becoming increasingly popular for relieving musculoskeletal pain and improving health-related quality of life. However, the efficacy of whole body vibration exercise for low back pain is not without dispute. This study aims to estimate the effect of whole body vibration exercise for chronic low back pain.

Methods-DesignWe will conduct a prospective, single-blind, randomized controlled trial of 120 patients with chronic low back pain. Patients will be randomly assigned into an intervention group and a control group. The intervention group will participate in whole body vibration exercise twice a week for 3 months. The control group will receive general exercise twice a week for 3 months. Primary outcome measures will be the visual analog scale for pain, the Oswestry Disability Index and adverse events. The secondary outcome measures will include muscle strength and endurance of spine, trunk proprioception, transversus abdominis activation capacity, and quality of life. We will conduct intention-to-treat analysis if any participants withdraw from the trial.

DiscussionImportant features of this study include the randomization procedures, single-blind, large sample size, and a standardized protocol for whole body vibration in chronic low back pain. This study aims to determine whether whole body vibration exercise produces more beneficial effects than general exercise for chronic low back pain. Therefore, our results will be useful for patients with chronic low back pain as well as for medical staff and health-care decision makers.

Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trial Registry: ChiCTR-TRC-13003708.

Keywordswhole body vibration low back pain physical therapy exercise therapy randomized controlled trial AbbreviationsLBPlow back pain

ODIOswestry disability index

PBUpressure biofeedback unit

RCTrandomized controlled trial

SDstandard deviation

SF-36short form 36

VASvisual analog scales

WBVwhole body vibration.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1745-6215-15-104 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Xue-Qiang Wang, Yan-Lin Pi contributed equally to this work.

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Autor: Xue-Qiang Wang - Yan-Lin Pi - Pei-Jie Chen - Bin-Lin Chen - Lei-Chao Liang - Xin Li - Xiao Wang - Juan Zhang

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