International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education
2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Comparison of core muscle strengthening exercise program versus spinal flexion exercises on pain in chronic low back pain patients
Author(s): Rekha Chaturvedi and Surya Kant Sharma
In view of the towering incidences of low back pain an effective exercise protocol that reduces pain as well as strengthen the back musculature must be devised. A variety of exercise regimes are available for treating the low back pain however a particular exercise protocol that can be recommended is unavailable. The primary objective of the current study is to compare the effectiveness of core strengthening exercises and spinal flexion exercises on pain in chronic low back pain patients. A total of 30 subjects were selected by convenience sampling method and are randomized into 2 groups. Group A received exercise protocol of core strengthening exercises and Group B received spinal flexion exercises for 5 days in a week for 6 weeks. Pre and post values of pain were measured by visual analogue scale at baseline visit and at the end of 6 week exercise sessions. The result of the study showed significant improvement in pain in group that received core strengthening exercises. Therefore core strengthening exercises might be recommended for reducing pain in patients with chronic low back pain.
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How to cite this article:
Rekha Chaturvedi, Surya Kant Sharma. Comparison of core muscle strengthening exercise program versus spinal flexion exercises on pain in chronic low back pain patients. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):855-857.