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Research Article

Effects of Core Strengthening on Cardiovascular Fitness, Flexibility and Strength on Patients with Low Back Pain

Aashima Datta1*, Siddhartha Sen2 and Shivpriya3
1Student, Sardar Bhagwan Singh Post Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Research, Balawala, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India
2Associate Professor (MPT Musculoskeletal), Sardar Bhagwan Singh Post Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Research, Balawala, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India
3Assistant Professor (MPT Neuro), Sardar Bhagwan Singh Post Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Research, Balawala, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India
Corresponding Author : Aashima Datta
Sardar Bhagwan Singh Post Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Research
Balawala, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India
Tel: 0135-2685753
E-mail: [email protected]
Received January 29, 2014; Accepted February 26, 2014; Published February 28, 2014
Citation: Aashima Datta, Siddhartha Sen, Shivpriya (2014) Effects of Core Strengthening on Cardiovascular Fitness, Flexibility and Strength on Patients with Low Back Pain. J Nov Physiother 2:202. doi: 10.4172/2165-7025.1000202
Copyright: © 2014 Datta, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

Background: Back pain is a common complaint for people of all ages. Chronic back pain sufferers have been estimated to constitute ¼ of the population. People who sit for prolonged periods of time are predisposed to have low back pain problem frequently.

Methodology: In this study, 30 patients were selected according to inclusion and exclusion criteria and were assigned into two groups: experimental group and control group. The experimental group was given core strengthening exercises and control group was given conventional exercises. The intervention was followed daily for 4 weeks. Prior to the exercise and after every week VO2max, flexibility and strength were evaluated as outcome measure.

Results: Both the groups had significant effect on VO2max, flexibility and strength at the end of 4th week (p<0.05). Cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and strength improved more in the experimental group.

Conclusion: Core strengthening exercise improves muscle imbalances, posture and enhances cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and strength in patients with low back pain.

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