COMPARISION BETWEEN THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ELASTIC RESISTANCE BAND EXERCISE AND PILATES AMONG AUTO DRIVERS WITH MECHANICAL NON – SPECIFIC LOW BACK PAIN
*Sumathi M., Kavitha A., S. Karthikeyan and Dr. P. Senthil Selvam
Low back pain is an economic burden to society, leading to functional disability resulting in loss of number of days at work. The prevalence of low back pain in Indian population has been found to range from 6.2% to 9.2% and found to be increase with age. The lifetime prevalence of low back pain is reported to be as high as 84% and the prevalence of chronic low back pain is about 23% with 11-12% of the population being disabled by low back pain. Low back pain is defined as pain experienced between the twelfth rib and the inferior gluteal fold with or without associated leg pain. Based on etiology pain is classified into specific and non-specific low back pain. For patient younger than 45 years mechanical low back pain represents the most common cause of disability than in patient aged older than 45 years. Mechanical low back pain is described as a musculoskeletal pain which varies with physical activities and involving root compression or serious spinal disease.
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