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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: January | Volume: 8 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 116-121

Effect of Low Back Pain on Anterior Core Muscle Endurance in College Aged Individuals

Devangi Desai

Sr. Lecturer, Pioneer Physiotherapy College, Near Ajwa cross road, N.H.-8, at & post. Sayajiura, Vadodara, Gujarat


Low back pain (LBP) is a major health and socioeconomic problem in modern society. Numerous studies have shown a significant decrease in abdominal muscular endurance as well as back extensor muscles endurance in patient with low back pain. The prone bridge test is a valid measure to assess lumbar spine stabilization endurance, activating anterior abdominal muscles. 200 subjects meeting inclusion criteria took part in this study. Subjects were divided into 2 groups: Group 1 (Subjects with low back pain) and Group 2 (Subjects without low back pain). All the subjects performed the prone bridge test. The total duration of holding the test position was recorded. Results showed higher holding time in subjects without low back pain, in boys of both groups and in active subjects of group 2 which were statistically significant. The Prone bridge test is a quick, easy and cost effective method of assessing anterior core muscle endurance.

Key words: Prone bridge test, low back pain, abdominal muscular endurance, college aged individuals

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