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International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

Abstract

The Effect of 8 weeks of combined training on the angle of lumbar lordosis and pain of women suffering from sciatica pain

Author(s): Behnaz Karimi and Nader Rahnama

Chronic low back pain is among the most commonly pains caused by malfunctions, poor physical condition, and mental stresses. Various non-surgical methods are recommended to reduce pain, to maintain mobility, and to minimize disability in patients. The main objective of this study was to determine the impact of 8 weeks of combined exercises on lumbar lordosis angle, pain, and quality of life of females suffering from sciatic pain. In this study, 15 female patients participated aged between 30 and 50 years with low back pain, sciatic pain, and lumbar lordosis. Lumbar lordosis angle (flexible ruler) and pain (McGill questionnaire) of patients before and after 8 weeks of exercise were evaluated. Data were analyzed using t-test (P<0.05). In this study, no significant difference was found in lumbar lordosis angle of sciatica patients before (± 0.1 43.2) and after the exercises (0.8 ± 34.2) (p<0.05).Significant difference was observed in pain perceptions between the before (0.8 ± 2.6) and after exercises (0.5 ± 1.8), emotional perceptions of pain between before (0.26 ± 1.4) and after exercises (0.3 ± 1.9) and various pain perceptions between before (0.6 ± 2.2) and after exercises (0.2 ± 1.5) (P<0.05). It can be concluded that hydrotherapy exercises along with on land exercises can improve lumbar lordosis and pain in patients with sciatic pain. Therefore, it can be recommended as a modality for these patients.


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