Effects of Lumbar Repositioning Feedback and Transversus Abdominis Training on Lumbar Propricption in Patients With Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain

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Updated on 24 September 2021


This study is conducted to answer the following question: What is the effect of lumbar repositioning feedback and transverses abdominis training on lumbar proprioception in patients with chronic mechanical low back pain?


Chronic low back pain is a chronic pain syndrome in the lower back region, lasting for at least twelve weeks. Chronic low back pain represents the leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major welfare and economic problem. Low back pain represents a major social and economic problem. The prevalence of chronic low back pain is estimated to range from fifteen to forty-five percent in French healthcare workers. Low back pain symptoms can derive from many potential anatomic sources, such as nerve roots, muscle, fascial structures, bones, joints, intervertebral discs, and organs within the abdominal cavity. Moreover, symptoms can also spawn from aberrant neurological pain processing causing neuropathic low back pain. Low back pain has been associated with motor control dysfunction. Indicators of this dysfunction include decreased contraction of the transversus abdominis and multifidus muscles, the reduced cross-sectional area of the multifidus, and fat infiltration. An association of chronic low back pain with altered muscle recruitment patterns and transversus abdominis activation delay was also found, as well as increased back muscle fatigue and altered kinematic patterns in the hips and lumbar area.

This was further supported in two recent systematic reviews that reported that proprioception deficits were found in patients with chronic low back pain compared to healthy controls

Condition musculoskeletal disorders, musculoskeletal disorder, Orthopedic Disorders, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Musculoskeletal Disease, Orthopedic Disorder
Treatment including sham
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05047614
SponsorOctober 6 University
Last Modified on24 September 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Patients with CMLBP referred from orthopedic surgeon with no radicular pain
Their age is ranged between 35-55 years old (Martim etal.,2008)
BMI 24-28 kg/m2

Exclusion Criteria

Patients who have a history of diabetic peripheral neuropathies
Patients who have a history of sciatica
Spinal or lower limb deformity or any pathology within the spine
Patients who have neurological disorders
Patients who have a history of previous lumbar surgery
Patients who have visual problems
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