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The role of an integrated back stability program in patients with chronic low back pain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18940712     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY DESIGN: A controlled clinical trial. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of an integrated back stability (IBS) programme on a chronic low back pain (CLBP) population in a time restricted private clinic environment. BACKGROUND: Studies assessing stability training CLBP have reported inconsistent results. Methods used within trials vary, with some authors focusing on muscle isolation and others using whole body movements. IBS uses an exercise progression beginning with posturally based exercise and progressing from muscle isolation through to complex movements. METHODS AND MEASURES: Fifty-nine chronic low back patients were divided into control (n=32) and intervention (n=27) groups. Participants in the intervention group were prescribed a 6 week individualized exercise programme in three stages. In stage 1, exercises addressed posture and movement dysfunction and activated the core stabilizing muscles. In stage 2, 'back fitness' was enhanced using progressive exercise principles. Stage 3 emphasized technique specific actions. Participants in the control group received a backcare advice leaflet only. RESULTS: Pre- and post-test scores were analysed for each of the outcome measures within the control group using a Wilcoxin signed ranks test. At an alpha level of p<or=0.0071, no differences were observed. For the intervention group, a Mann-Whitney U-test showed significant differences between groups in the Roland and Morris Disability Questionaire (RMDQ), short form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ), and the Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia (TSK) (p<or=0.0071). Patient satisfaction was assessed by questionnaire, 89% of patients considering their level of pain and functional impairment acceptable following the programme. CONCLUSION: IBS significantly reduced pain and disability in the subject group studied. Patients reported a positive experience of the programme.
Christopher Norris; Martyn Matthews
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article     Date:  2008-07-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Complementary therapies in clinical practice     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1744-3881     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-22     Completed Date:  2008-12-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101225531     Medline TA:  Complement Ther Clin Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-63     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Low Back Pain / therapy*
Young Adult

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