The effect of exercise therapy on pain, disability and endurance of trunk flexor-extensor muscles in women with chronic idiopathic low back pain

AUTHORS

Somaye Momeni 1 , * , Afshin Moghaddasi 1 , Nader Farahpour 2 , Masoud Golpayegani 3 , Mariam Abbasi Darehbidi 4

1 Dept. of Physical Education, Payame Noor University, Ilam, Iran

2 Dept. of Physical Education, School of Literature and Humanities, Bu Ali Sina University, Hamadan, Iran

3 Dept. of Physical Education, School of Human Silences, Arak University, Arak, Iran

4 Dept. of Physical Education, Islamic Azad University, Ilam, Iran

How to Cite: Momeni S, Moghaddasi A, Farahpour N, Golpayegani M, Abbasi Darehbidi M. The effect of exercise therapy on pain, disability and endurance of trunk flexor-extensor muscles in women with chronic idiopathic low back pain, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2012 ; 15(5):e79020.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 15 (5); e79020
Published Online: January 19, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 16, 2011
Accepted: June 21, 2011
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Abstract

Background: Exercise is a widely prescribed treatment for chronic low back pain. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of 8 weeks exercise on pain, disability and endurance of trunk flexor-extensor muscles in female with chronic idiopathic low back pain.

Methods: This clinical trial study has been done on 12 patients who referred to the Arak city clinics. The function of trunk flexor-extensor muscles in cases was compared to function of 18 normal females. We use the Quebec pain questionnaire, Oswerstry disability questionnaire and Sorenson and Sit-Up tests. Exercise therapy was performed in three 45 minute’s sessions per week. Each session was performed in 3 set. Exercises were repeated 8-12 point in each set. The data was analyzed using t-test.

Results:  Endurance of trunk flexor-extensor muscles of patients was significantly lower than normal subjects (P<0.05). Endurance of trunk flexor-extensor muscles of patients significantly improved after exercise therapy (P<0.05).  Low back pain of patients was decreased significantly after treatment ((P<0.05).  In addition, significant reduction of disability observed after exercise therapy (P<0.05).

Conclusion: Exercise therapy may increase endurance of trunk flexor-extensor muscles in women with chronic idiopathic low back pain. In addition, it can reduce law back pain and disability in this population.

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