The Effects of Yoga Low Back Pain Exercise and Lumbar Extensor Muscle Endurance Exercise on Chronic Low Back Pain Patients

요가 요통체조와 요부 신전근 지구력 운동이 만성요통 환자의 통증에 미치는 영향

  • Kang, Seung-Soo (Department of Physical Therapy, Graduate School, Catholic University of Pusan) ;
  • Goo, Bong-Oh (Department of Physical Therapy, Catholic University of Pusan)
  • 강승수 (부산가톨릭대학교 일반대학원 물리치료학과) ;
  • 구봉오 (부산가톨릭대학교 물리치료학과)
  • Received : 2012.03.14
  • Accepted : 2012.04.14
  • Published : 2012.04.25


Purpose: In the present study, the degree of subjective pain in chronic low back pain patients through the course of six week of yoga low back pain exercise and lumbar extensor muscle strengthening training was analyzed, and a systematic and effective home exercise therapy program was proposed. Methods: For this study, we sampled 21 random patients with chronic low back pain who were receiving outpatient treatment at G Hospital Pusan, and conducted experiment for six weeks by applying yoga low back pain exercise+modalities (7) lumbar extensor muscle endurance exercise+ modalities (7) and modalities (7). To measure the degree of pain, the visual analogue scale (VAS) and Oswestry Low Back Pain Questionnaire were used. Pain was measured before the experiment and after six weeks. Results: Significant differences were observed between yoga, extensor muscle endurance exercise and modalities (VAS=0.00 Oswestry=0.00). The yoga and extensor endurance muscle exercise reduced low back pain by more than the modalities. Conclusion: This study will be used to develop a preventive and reduction method of LBP. Therefore, Yoga and extensor muscle endurance exercise are appropriate for use as a home program exercise to reduce low back pain in patients.


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