The Treatment Effects of Back Flexion and Extension Exercises in Patients with Low Back Pain

요통환자에 있어서 요부굴곡운동과 요부신전 운동의 치료효과 비교연구

  • Kwon, Hyeok-Su (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Taejeon St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic University School of Medicine) ;
  • Park, Ji-Whan (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Taejeon Medical Junior College)
  • 권혁수 (가톨릭대학교의과대학 대전성모병원 물리치료실) ;
  • 박지환 (대전보건전문대학 물리치료과)
  • Published : 1996.12.31


To compare the treatment effects of back exercise on functional status, spinal mobility, SLR, pain severity, and treatment results satisfaction, and to determine whether spinal exercises during the low back pain reduces recurrent episodes of back pain. 1. Flexion and extension exercise groups did not differ in any outcome over 4weeks. After 1week, both exercise groups had reduced disability score, a higher proportion returning to work, and fewer subjects with a positive SLR compared with the control group. 2. There was no difference among groups regarding recurrence of low back pain after 6~12 months. 3. There was no difference for any outcomes between the flexion or extension groups. However, either exercise was slightly more effective than no exercise when patients with low back pain were treated.