Comparison of lumbar range of movement and lumbar lordosis in back pain patients and matched controls

Ng, Joseph K.F, Richardson, Carolyn A., Kippers, Vaughan and Parnianpour, Mohamad (2002) Comparison of lumbar range of movement and lumbar lordosis in back pain patients and matched controls. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 34 3: 109-113. doi:10.1080/165019702753714129

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Author Ng, Joseph K.F
Richardson, Carolyn A.
Kippers, Vaughan
Parnianpour, Mohamad
Title Comparison of lumbar range of movement and lumbar lordosis in back pain patients and matched controls
Journal name Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1650-1977
Publication date 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/165019702753714129
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 34
Issue 3
Start page 109
End page 113
Total pages 5
Editor Gunnar Grimby
Place of publication Uppsala, Sweden
Publisher Stiftelsen Rehabiliteringsinformation / Foundation for Rehabilitation Information
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
321024 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Occupational and Physical
730303 Occupational, speech and physiotherapy
Abstract Inconclusive findings have been shown in previous studies comparing lumbar range of movement (LROM) and lumbar lordosis between back pain patients and healthy subjects. In these studies, confounding variables such as age, gender, height, obesity, and pain level were usually not well controlled. The present study aimed to compare LROM and lumbar lordosis between back pain patients and matched controls. Fifteen male back pain patients and 15 age-, height-, obesity-, and physical activity-matched male controls were investigated. To minimize the effect of pain on the measurements, only patients with minimal or no pain at the time of testing were included in the study. Inclinometer technique was used for the evaluation of LROM in flexion, extension and lateral flexion as well as lumbar lordosis. A lumbar rotameter was used for measuring axial rotation. Pelvic motion was limited by a pelvic restraint device during LROM measurements. Results showed that there were no significant differences between the back pain and control groups in flexion, extension, lateral flexion and axial rotation LROM and also in lumbar lordosis. This may indicate that when a back pain patient is not in pain, LROM and lumbar lordosis may not be the measures that distinguish between back pain patients and subjects without back pain.
Keyword Rehabilitation
Sport Sciences
Low Back Pain
Range Of Movement
Lordosis
Spine
Inclinometer
Impairment
Spinal Mobility
Sagittal-plane
Physical Measurements
Individual Factors
Of-motion
Age
Posture
Quantification
Classification
Flexibility
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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