EFFECT OF ISOMETRIC AND ISOTONIC EXERCISE TRAINING ON CORE MUSCLE IN SUBJECTS WITH NON SPECIFIC LOW BACK PAIN
Keywords:Isometric and isotonic exercise, Non-specific low back pain, Core muscle
Objective: To compare the effects of isometric (stability) and isotonic training on core muscle in patients with non-specific low back pain on pain, endurance, and functional disability.
Methods: Forty participants of both genders aged between 20 and 35 years suffering from non-specific low back pain were taken and equally divided into two groups: Group A isometric exercise and Group B isotonic exercise, both the group received baseline treatment of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and hot moist pack. Outcomes measure visual analog scale, endurance test, and modified Oswestry disability index were used the pre-treatment and at the end of 4 weeks.
Results: Experiment of both the groups showed a non-significant improvement in pain, endurance, and functional disability. Except for extensor endurance test which shows significant different in Group A.
Conclusion: Both isometric and isotonic exercises are equally effective in reducing pain, increase endurance, and improve functional disability in patients with non-specific low back pain.
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