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Aerobic fitness in women with chronic discogenic nonradicular low back pain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16788392     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine if aerobic fitness varies between women with and without chronic discogenic non-radicular low back pain. DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional descriptive study. RESULTS:: Analysis of variance revealed that maximal oxygen consumption was lower (P = 0.05) in women with low back pain compared with the control group. In addition, there was a significant reduction (P = 0.05) in reported exercise training duration and frequency but no change in exercise intensity (P = 0.1) in the study group after the onset of low back pain. The low back pain group had minimal disability (19%) based on the Oswestry Disability Questionnaire. CONCLUSIONS: Women with chronic discogenic non-radicular low back pain have lower maximal oxygen consumption than age-matched controls. However, this study group continued to exercise safely at the same exercise training intensity as before their low back pain and had minimal disability and above-average aerobic fitness.
Anne Z Hoch; Jeff Young; Joel Press
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0894-9115     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-21     Completed Date:  2006-08-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803677     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  607-13     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Women's Sports Medicine Program/Sports Medicine Center, Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Chronic Disease
Cross-Sectional Studies
Exercise / physiology*
Exercise Tolerance / physiology
Low Back Pain / etiology,  metabolism,  physiopathology*
Lumbar Vertebrae*
Oxygen Consumption / physiology*
Physical Fitness / physiology*
Prospective Studies
Spinal Diseases / complications*,  metabolism,  physiopathology

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