Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 4 (August 2017)

Page No.: 2282-2288

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.191


Hannah Rajsekhar *1, P Suma Latha 2, P. D. Bharani Kumar 3.

*1 Principal, Apollo College of Physiotherapy, AHERF, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

2 Vice-Principal, Apollo college of physiotherapy, AHERF , Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

3 Assistant Professor, Kugler memorial physiotherapy degree college, Guntur, Andhara Pradesh, India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Hannah Rajsekhar,  Principal, Apollo College of Physiotherapy, AHERF, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. E-Mail: editor_physiotherapy@hotmail.com


Aim: The purpose of the study is to find out the effectiveness of lumbar stabilization exercises and extension exercises in patients with sub acute non-specific low back pain.

Materials and Methods: 30 patients with non specific sub acute low back pain and no clinical signs suggesting spinal instability were recruited (Stabilization training: n=15;    Mc Kenzies back extension: n=15). Both groups received 6 weeks of exercises intervention. Outcome measure were pain (Visual analog scale), range of motion (inch tape), disability (Modified Oswestry disability questionnaire) which were measured before and after intervention.

Results: Both groups showed improvement post intervention.  Statistically significant difference was observed between the 2 groups for relief of pain (mean difference=0.64, p=0.003), increase in range of motion (mean difference= 0.32,p=0.005) and reduction in disability scores (mean difference=3.40, p=0.003) favoring the trunk stabilization exercises.

Conclusion: The lumbar stabilization exercises programme has shown a significant improvement in outcome measures and reduced the disability to a greater extent with that of back extension exercise approach among subjects with  sub acute non specific low back pain.

Key words: Lumbar Stabilization, Mckenzie , Oswestry Disability Questionnaire, Non Specific Low Back Pain, Sub Acute.


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Cite this article: Hannah Rajsekhar, P Suma Latha, P. D. Bharani Kumar. A COMPARATIVE STUDY TO FIND THE EFFECT OF STABILIZATION AND EXTENSION EXERCISES ON PATIENTS WITH SUB ACUTE NON-SPECIFIC LOW BACK PAIN. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(4):2282-2288. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.191