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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: October | Volume: 8 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 95-100

Dynamic Sitting Exercise for Mechanical Low Back Pain

Dr. Sneha Sameer Ganu1, Ankita Jayesh Merchant2

1Associate Professor, MGM College of Physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai
2B.P.Th., MGM College of Physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai

Corresponding Author: Dr. Sneha Sameer Ganu


The aim of this study was to investigate the Effects of Dynamic Sitting Exercises in patients with Mechanical Low Back Pain.
Study Design: Forty subjects participated in this study who had mechanical low back pain. Subjects were randomly assigned to two groups: Experimental and Control group. Experimental group followed Dynamic Sitting Exercise and the Control group followed Conventional Low Back Pain treatment. Pain was measured using Numerical Rating Scale, ROM using Lumbar Schober test and functional independence using Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire.
Results: After the experiment, lumbar ranges and functional independence showed statistically highly significant difference; also pain levels reduced significantly which was measured using the Numerical Rating Scale in the experimental group. There were significant differences in lumbar range of movement of both flexion-extension and side flexion between the groups.
Conclusion: These results suggest that Dynamic sitting exercises performed during a 1-hour period for 4sessions improved lumbar mobility, reduced pain and improved functional independence in comparison to the conventional LBP treatment exercises.

Key words: Dynamic Sitting Exercise, Mechanical low back pain.

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