A Study on multifidus muscle activation by Needle EMG during shoulder flexion in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients

침 근전도로 측정한 만성 요통 환자의 어깨 굴곡시 나타나는 다열근 활성도 비교

  • Jang, Won-Seok (Departmemt of Physical Therapy, Daewon University College)
  • Received : 2011.09.17
  • Accepted : 2011.09.28
  • Published : 2011.09.30


Purpose : The purpose of study is activation of lumbar multifidus muscle by needle EMG during shoulder flexion in chronic low back pain patients. The subject were consisted of 10 women patients with chronic low back pain and healthy asymtomatic subject 10 women. Methods : 10 women patients with chronic low back pain and healthy asymptomatic subject 10 women is voluntary participated for the research. Subjects were positioned in standing. The needle EMG were measured activation of multifidus. Needle electrode was used to 28 gauge. The shoulder flexion movement used to activate the multifidus was then measured. Results : Results of the analysis showed that asymptomatic subjects had significantly larger multifidus muscle activation compared with CLBP subjects during shoulder flexion. Conclusion : This study will be used as multifidus measurement method of patient with chronic LBP. The multifidus muscle in chronic LBP patient clinical significance. Most of chronic LBP patients have multifidus contraction pattern. Therefore chronic LBP patients necessary multifidus activation measurement with needle EMG.