Pain Phenotype as a Predictor to Dynamic Resistance Exercise

The purpose of this study is to examine pain sensitivity, psychological, and functional factors that may predict response to exercise for individuals experiencing low back pain.

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • 18-50 years old
  • low back pain symptom intensity rated as 3./10 or higher in the past 24 hours

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
  • Current medical diagnosis of myelopathy (medical condition that affects your spinal cord)
  • Any blood clotting disorders, such as hemophilia
  • Taking blood thinning medications
  • Any contraindication to the application of ice, such as: uncontrolled hypertension (blood pressure over 140/90 mmHg), cold urticaria
    (condition that causes hives when exposed to ice), cryoglobulinemia (condition that affects red blood cells when exposed to ice),
    paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (condition that causes protein in urine when exposed to ice), circulatory compromise (reduced blood flow
    to your arms or legs)
  • 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+)
  • Currently pregnant
  • Exceed safety threshold for pressure and heat pain threshold (examined during screening)

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UCF IRB#: 6456
PI: Kaitlyn Lyons
Recruitment End Date:
December 31, 2025
Education Complex and Gym
1294 University Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
Time Commitment:
Number of visits: 1
Expected time per visit: 3 hours
Point of Contact:
Kaitlyn Lyons
Faculty Advisors:
Abigail Anderson
Associated Units:
Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science
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