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Effects of lumbar stabilization exercise on functional disability and lumbar lordosis angle in patients with chronic low back pain.

Cho I, Jeon C, Lee S, Lee D, Hwangbo G - J Phys Ther Sci (2015)

Bottom Line: Both programs were performed 3 times a week for 6 weeks.The degree of functional disability was assessed by the Oswestry disability index, and lumbar lordosis angles were measured by plain radiography. [Results] The Oswestry disability index decreased significantly in the both groups; however, it was significantly lower in the lumbar stabilization exercise group.The lumbar lordosis angle increased significantly in the lumbar stabilization exercise group after treatment and was also significantly greater than that in the conservative treatment group. [Conclusion] Lumbar stabilization exercise is more effective than conservative treatment for improving functional disability and lumbar lordosis angles.

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Affiliation: Department of Rehabilitation Science, Graduate School, Daegu University, Republic of Korea.

ABSTRACT
[Purpose] This study examined the effects of lumbar stabilization exercises on the functional disability and lumbar lordosis angles in patients with chronic low back pain. [Subjects] The subjects were 30 patients with chronic low back pain divided into a lumbar stabilization exercise group (n = 15) and a conservative treatment group (n = 15). [Methods] The lumbar stabilization exercise and conservative treatment groups performed an exercise program and conservative physical treatment, respectively. Both programs were performed 3 times a week for 6 weeks. The degree of functional disability was assessed by the Oswestry disability index, and lumbar lordosis angles were measured by plain radiography. [Results] The Oswestry disability index decreased significantly in the both groups; however, it was significantly lower in the lumbar stabilization exercise group. The lumbar lordosis angle increased significantly in the lumbar stabilization exercise group after treatment and was also significantly greater than that in the conservative treatment group. [Conclusion] Lumbar stabilization exercise is more effective than conservative treatment for improving functional disability and lumbar lordosis angles.

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Measurement of lumbar lordosis angle
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Mentions: The LLA was measured by plain radiography (R-630-150, Dongkwang, Korea) of the lumbarregion and magnifying the images 3 times by using a picture archiving and communicationsystem (PACS; Infinitt, Korea). Lumbar lordosis was assessed by measuring the angle formedbetween a line parallel to the top (i.e., body endplate) of the first lumbar vertebral bodyand a line parallel to the top of the bottom vertebral body where kyphosis to the sacralvertebrae begins (Fig. 1Fig. 1.


Effects of lumbar stabilization exercise on functional disability and lumbar lordosis angle in patients with chronic low back pain.

Cho I, Jeon C, Lee S, Lee D, Hwangbo G - J Phys Ther Sci (2015)

Measurement of lumbar lordosis angle
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4500026&req=5

fig_001: Measurement of lumbar lordosis angle
Mentions: The LLA was measured by plain radiography (R-630-150, Dongkwang, Korea) of the lumbarregion and magnifying the images 3 times by using a picture archiving and communicationsystem (PACS; Infinitt, Korea). Lumbar lordosis was assessed by measuring the angle formedbetween a line parallel to the top (i.e., body endplate) of the first lumbar vertebral bodyand a line parallel to the top of the bottom vertebral body where kyphosis to the sacralvertebrae begins (Fig. 1Fig. 1.

Bottom Line: Both programs were performed 3 times a week for 6 weeks.The degree of functional disability was assessed by the Oswestry disability index, and lumbar lordosis angles were measured by plain radiography. [Results] The Oswestry disability index decreased significantly in the both groups; however, it was significantly lower in the lumbar stabilization exercise group.The lumbar lordosis angle increased significantly in the lumbar stabilization exercise group after treatment and was also significantly greater than that in the conservative treatment group. [Conclusion] Lumbar stabilization exercise is more effective than conservative treatment for improving functional disability and lumbar lordosis angles.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Rehabilitation Science, Graduate School, Daegu University, Republic of Korea.

ABSTRACT
[Purpose] This study examined the effects of lumbar stabilization exercises on the functional disability and lumbar lordosis angles in patients with chronic low back pain. [Subjects] The subjects were 30 patients with chronic low back pain divided into a lumbar stabilization exercise group (n = 15) and a conservative treatment group (n = 15). [Methods] The lumbar stabilization exercise and conservative treatment groups performed an exercise program and conservative physical treatment, respectively. Both programs were performed 3 times a week for 6 weeks. The degree of functional disability was assessed by the Oswestry disability index, and lumbar lordosis angles were measured by plain radiography. [Results] The Oswestry disability index decreased significantly in the both groups; however, it was significantly lower in the lumbar stabilization exercise group. The lumbar lordosis angle increased significantly in the lumbar stabilization exercise group after treatment and was also significantly greater than that in the conservative treatment group. [Conclusion] Lumbar stabilization exercise is more effective than conservative treatment for improving functional disability and lumbar lordosis angles.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus