Effect of tDCS and Lumbar Motor Control Exercise on Static Balance and Disability in Chronic Low Back Pain

tDCS와 요추 움직임 조절 운동이 만성요통환자의 정적균형과 요통장애지수에 미치는 영향

  • Jeong, Yong-sik (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Mokpo Jung-Ang General Hospital) ;
  • Shin, Eui-ju (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Gu Ri Good Hospital)
  • Received : 2017.10.13
  • Accepted : 2017.11.06
  • Published : 2017.12.31


Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects on static balance and disability in chronic low back pain with lumbar rotation extension subgroup of trascranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and lumbar motor control exercise (MCE). Methods: In 40 male low back pain with lumbar rotation extension subgroup subjects were recruited for the study. Subjects were randomly allocated into two groups. Experimental groups received tDCS and MCE, Control groups received sham-tDCS and MEC. Before and after intervention, measured in surface area, whole path length and Roland-Morris low back pain questionnaire (RMQ). Results: Showed a significant static balance and disability from the experimental groups compared to the control group. Showed a no significant RMQ score from experimental groups compared to the control group. Conclusions: tDCS and lumbar MCE showed the increased static balance in chronic low back pain with lumbar rotation extension subgroup.


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