Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
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The effects of trunk stability exercise and a combined exercise program on pain, flexibility, and static balance in chronic low back pain patients
Gak HwangboChae-Woo LeeSeong-Gil KimHyeon-Su Kim
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2015 Volume 27 Issue 4 Pages 1153-1155

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[Purpose] The aim of this study was to examine the effect of trunk stability exercise and combined exercise program on pain, flexibility, and static balance in chronic low back pain patients. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty persons diagnosed with chronic low back pain were divided into a trunk stability exercise group and a combined exercise group and then conducted exercise for six weeks. [Results] VAS and sway lengths decreased significantly in both groups. A comparison of sway lengths after the intervention between the two groups revealed that the trunk stability exercise group had a bigger decrease than the combined exercise group. [Conclusion] The results of this study indicated that trunk stability exercise would have bigger effect than combined exercise on the daily activities of chronic low back pain patients as it strengthens deep abdominal muscles and improves flexibility and balancing ability.

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