Relationships between muscular impairments, pain, and disability in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain: A cross sectional study

Ali Bozorgmehr, Shahla Zahednejad, Reza Salehi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansar, Soheila Abbasi, Holakoo Mohsenifar, Jorge Hugo Villafañe

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Abstract

To clarify the significance of mechanical impairments, pain, and func-tional limitations as predictors of chronic low back pain (LBP). Ninety patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain (CNSLBP) were pro-spectively studied with clinical tests and questionnaires. Changes in muscle extensibility and endurance tests were evaluated and changes assessed in LBP intensity on numeric rating scale 0-10 and severity with Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) 0-100. In the present study we found significant associations between the 4 muscle extensibility and 2 endurance tests and pain at nonspecific patients with chronic LBP (P < 0.005). The 2 muscle extensibility and 1 endurance tests were in complete equilibrium with ODI disability and hence showed similar re-sults (P < 0.005). The associations between the muscle extensibility and endurance tests and pain were significantly elevated in patients with nonspecific chronic LBP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1041-1047
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Exercise Rehabilitation
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2018

Keywords

  • Chronic low back pain
  • Disability
  • Endurance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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