Pain Perception after Back Extension on a Roman Chair

The purpose of this study is to examine changes in heat pain threshold and pressure pain threshold after back extensions on a 45 degree roman chair and quiet rest. We expect that you will be in this research study for two visits. Visit one will be about 1 hour and visit two will take about 1 hour. We estimate testing will take two hours in total. You will be asked to undergo testing that includes screening for eligibility, pain sensitivity testing, completing a demographic questionnaire, force production of, and performing one set of back extension to exhaustion.

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Male or female between 18-50 years old
  • Not currently experiencing musculoskeletal pain or injury

Exclusion Qualifications:

You may not participate in this research opportunity if any of the following applies to you:
  • Non-English speaking
  • Medical conditions that affect your ability to feel light touch, pressure, heat, and cold, such as uncontrolled diabetes
  • History of low back surgery or fracture within the past 6 months
  • History of a chronic pain condition, such as fibromyalgia
  • Taking blood thinning medications
  • Known presence of cardiovascular, pulmonary, or metabolic disease
  • Current use of tobacco products
  • Not physically ready to exercise without a medical exam as indicated by the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire Plus (PAR-Q+)
  • Exceed safety threshold for pressure and heat pain threshold (examined during screening)
  • Currently pregnant

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UCF IRB#: 6267
PI: Kaitlyn Lyons
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Recruitment End Date:
February 13, 2024
Education Complex and Gym
12494 University Blvd
Room 174A
Orlando, FL 32816
Time Commitment:
Number of visits: 2
Expected time per visit: 1 hours
Point of Contact:
Kaitlyn Lyons
Faculty Advisors:
Abigail Anderson
Associated Units:
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