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The Effects of Lumbar Stabilization Exercise on Pain-related Functions of Industrial Workers with Chronic Low Back Pain and Lumbar Instability

요부안정화운동이 요부불안정성을 가진 산업체 만성요통환자의 통증관련 기능에 미치는 효과

  • Jung, Dae-In (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Gwangju Health College University) ;
  • Ko, Dae-Sik (Dept. of Emergency medical Service, Honam University)
  • 정대인 (광주보건대학교 물리치료학과) ;
  • 고대식 (호남대학교 응급구조학과)
  • Received : 2017.03.15
  • Accepted : 2017.05.20
  • Published : 2017.05.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of lumbar stabilization exercise on pain-related function of industrial workers with chronic low back pain and lumbar instability. 20 industrial workers with chronic low back pain were divided into two groups, control group(n=10) and experimental group(n=10). Back muscle strength, flexibility, and balance ability were measured to assess physical functions, and visual analog scale(VAS) was used to evaluate pain levels. In both groups, back muscle strength and balance ability increased significantly, and pain levels decreased significantly. In comparison between the groups, the experimental group compared to the control group showed significant improvement in balance ability and significant diminishment in pain levels. In conclusion, the lumbar stabilization exercise has positive effects on industrial workers with lumbar instability and chronic low back pain by improving balance ability and reducing pain.

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