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Effects of consecutive supervised core stability training on pain and disability in women with nonspecific chronic low back pain

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Author(s): Shabnam Hemmati | Reza Rajabi | Nooroddin Karimi | Ali akbar Jahandideh

Journal: Koomesh
ISSN 1608-7046

Volume: 12;
Issue: 03;
Start page: 244;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Nonspecific chronic low back pain | Core stability training | Disability and pain

ABSTRACT
Introduction: Low back pain is a very common health care problem affecting 85% of population. Spine rehabilitation programs are very various in subjects with chronic low back pain but core stability training is often the chosen treatment. However, the aim of this study was to examine the effects of consecutive supervised core stability training on pain intensity and disability of nonspecific chronic low back pain. Materials and Methods: Twenty-four non-athletic females with chronic low back pain were participated in the study. They were randomly divided into two groups: experimental group (12 days consecutively under physical therapist supervision) and control group (no intervention). The subjects in both groups were not allowed to perform any sport activity during 12 days of study. Before and after the intervention, visual analogue scale and the ososetry disability index were used to assess pain intensity and disability, respectively. Results: The findings show that the disability and intensity pain variables were significantly decreased in the experimental group (P=0.0001 and P=0.003, respectively), while no significant changes were found with respect to those variables in the control group. Conclusions: Consecutive supervised core stability training may decrease the pain intensity and disability of the patients with chronic low back pain.
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