CLINICAL OUTCOMES OF ENDURANCE EXERCISE OF BACK EXTENSOR MUSCLES IN PATIENTS WITH LOW BACK PAIN
Md. Mahfuzur Rahman*, Fahad Islam, A.B.M Zafar Sadeque, Mohammad Ilias and Md. Imam Shahriar
Objective: In this study our main goal is to evaluate the clinical outcomes of endurance exercise of back extensor muscles in patients with low back pain. Method: This clinical trial study was done at Department of Physical Medicine& Rehabilitation, Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH), Chattogram for 6 (Six) months. A total of 92 patients with LBP who fulfill the selection criteria will be taken as sample. They will be divided into two groups (Group-A and Group-B). Each group will consist of 46 patients. Results: During the study, Diabetes Mellitus was observed in 7(15.2%) cases in Group A and 5(10.9%) in Group B. Hypertension was found 4(8.7%) in Group A and 13(28.3%) in Group B. Obesity were observed 7(15.2%) cases in Group B and none in Group A. Ischemic heart disease 6(13.0%) in Group and 3(6.5%) in Group B. Prolonged working (21.7%), leaning forward (34.8%), coughing (15.2%), sneezing (10.9%) were the aggravating factors in group A where leaning forward (32.6%), prolong working (32.6%), coughing (6.5%), sneezing (15.2%) and prolonged standing (2.2%) were the main aggravating factors in group B. Conclusion: From our result we can conclude that, we can advise back extensor muscles endurance exercises for the management of chronic low back pain, as it increases endurance of back & decreases pain.
Keywords: Back endurance exercise, back extensors, lower back pain (LBP).
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