Effect of Core Stability Training on patients with chronic low back pain

Wang Xueqiang; Zheng Jiejiao; Bi Xia; Liu Jing
July 2012
HealthMed;2012, Vol. 6 Issue 7, p754
Academic Journal
Objective: The aim of this study was to demonstrate that core stability training could produce more beneficial effects than conventional exercise in patients with chronic low back pain. Methods: Sixty patients with low back pain were randomly allocated into core stability training group and control group. Control group received conventional exercise, training group received core stability training. Subjects were asked to exercise 3 times a week (40min/time) for 12 weeks. In the pre- and post-training sessions, all participants performed tests of pain scale, Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire and trunk muscle endurance test. Results: Five of the 60 participants (training group, n=29; control group, n=26) completed the 12 weeks program. Pain index, Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire and trunk muscle endurance in the training group were significantly better than those in the control group after 8 weeks (P< 0.05). Conclusions: Our results demonstrate that core stability exercise using unstable, can be more effective decreasing pain, improving trunk muscle endurance and reducing the disability of daily life dysfunction.


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