EFFECTS OF CORE STABILIZATION WITH AND WITH-OUT CONVENTIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF NON-SPECIFIC LOW BACK PAIN

Authors

  • Filza Shoukat
  • Ashfaq Ahmed
  • Arooj Fatima
  • Halima Shoukat
  • Mehreen Fatima

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v20i4.679

Abstract

Abstract

Objectives:  The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of core stabilization exercises with conven-tional physiotherapy for the management of non-spe-cific low back pain (LBP).

Methodology:  This experimental comparative study was conducted at Department of Physiotherapy, PSRD hospital, Ferozpur Road Lahore. The study involved 40 subjects diagnosed with non-specific LBP with age ranges from 18 - 65 years. Patients were randomly allocated into 2 groups:

Group - A (Experimental Group):  This group was

Shoukat F.,1

Physical Therapist

Physiotherapy Lecturer at University of Lahore, Pakistan

Ahmed A.,2

Physical Therapist

Assistant Professor at University Institute of Physical Therapy, University of Lahore

Fatima A.,3 Physical Therapist

Physiotherapy Lecturer at University of Lahore, Pakistan

Shoukat H.,4

Physical Therapist

Physiotherapy Lecturer at UOL

Fatima M.5

Bio - Statistician and Lecturer at UOL

 

treated with core stabilization exercises and conven-tional physiotherapy.

Group - B (Control Group):  In this group, patients were treated by conventional physiotherapy alone. The outcome measures were pain and physical functional outcomes. Pain was measured by using Visual Analo-gue Scale (VAS) and the physical functional outcomes of patients were measured by using Modified Oswes-tery Disability Questionnaire (MODQ).

Results:  By applying paired t-test in group - A, the
p-values obtained for VAS and MODQ were statisti-cally significant (i.e., p = 0.000, p = 0.000 respecti-vely) while in group - B, the p-values for VAS and MODQ were also found to be significant (p = 0.000, p = 0.000 respectively). By applying repeated measure analysis of variance (ANOVA), p-values were find to be insignificant for VAS (p = 0.09) and MODQ (p = 0.018).

Conclusion:  Both groups showed improvement in severity of pain and functional activity but the group-A that was given core stabilization exercises along with conventional treatment showed same improve-ment in pain and functional status as shown by group-B so any of the intervention can be used to gain better results as both are equally effective.

Keywords: Core stabilization exercises, Conventional physiotherapy, Lower back pain, Visual analogue scale.

How to Cite

Shoukat, F., Ahmed, A., Fatima, A., Shoukat, H., & Fatima, M. (1). EFFECTS OF CORE STABILIZATION WITH AND WITH-OUT CONVENTIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF NON-SPECIFIC LOW BACK PAIN. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 20(4), 309. https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v20i4.679

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