Trunk Muscles Strength as a Risk Factor for Nonspecific Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study

  title={Trunk Muscles Strength as a Risk Factor for Nonspecific Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study},
  author={Kang Hee Cho and Jae Won Beom and Tae Sung Lee and Jun Ho Lim and Tae Heon Lee and Ji Hyun Yuk},
  booktitle={Annals of rehabilitation medicine},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of asymptomatic back muscle weakness and spinal deformity on low back pain (LBP). METHODS Sixty healthy subjects without LBP participated in this study. Radiography and an isokinetic/isometric dynamometer were used to respectively measure spinal scoliosis/lordosis and the strength of the trunk flexors/extensors. After 2 years, 48 subjects visited the hospital again and LBP episodes, its severity and the Korean version of the Oswestry Disability Index were… CONTINUE READING
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