Meridian-Electromyograph Analysis on Features of Abdominal Muscles in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients

만성요통환자의 복부근육의 일상 동작에 대한 경근전도 분석

  • Jung, Jae-Young (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University) ;
  • Lee, Jun-Hwan (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University) ;
  • Nam, Ki-Bong (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University) ;
  • Kim, Sung-Su (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University)
  • 정재영 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 이준환 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 남기봉 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 김성수 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2008.09.16
  • Accepted : 2008.10.20
  • Published : 2008.10.31
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Abstract

Objectives : The purpose of this study was to investigate abdominal muscles in chronic low back pain patients by meridian-electromyograph. Methods : Sample group of 11 with from low back pain during three months and control group of 10 subjects without low back pain have been recruited. Outcomes were assessed using meridian-electromyograph, visual analogue scale, and oswestry disability index. Results : Contraction power of external oblique abdominalis in control group was significantly higher than sample group, but there was no significant difference in muscle fatigue. Conclusions : According to above results, there are correlations between abdominal muscles and low back pain.