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Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences

Efficacy of Core Strengthening Exercise on a Geriatric Subject with Lumbar Spine Degeneration-Evidence Based Study

Submission: July 25, 2017; Published: August 21, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/RMES.2017.01.000505

ISSN: 2576-8816
Volume1 Issue1


Introduction: Low back pain remains the most common cause of disability among elderly subjects leading to dependence for their daily routines physical activities. Complications and risk factors associated with spinal surgery among geriatric patients are high. Aims and objective of this original research carried on a 72 year old male with NMRI revealing multilevel degeneration of lumbar spine, where the role of obesity on lumbar degeneration and the efficacy of core strengthening and PNF were analyzed on Oswestry low back disability index.

Materials and Methodology: Advice for lumbar discectomy he was treated conservatively with specific physiotherapy techniques using core strengthening and PNF, in ten sessions from 10th May 2017 with frequency of weekly twice.

Result: Were recorded with reduction of BMI and WC (P<.05) and marked improvement in Oswestry low back pain index on physical functioning (P<.001).

Conclusion: The findings of this study can be much useful for other geriatric subjects with lumbar spine disorders.

Keywords: Low back pain; Lumbar spine disorders sciatica; Core strengthening exercises; Micro discectomy; NMRI; PNF

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