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Impact and Sustainability of the Training Methods of Tai Chi, Stretching and Williams Exercises on Spinal Flexor Muscle Strength in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain. PTJ 2013; 2 (2) :43-48
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Objectives: Back pain is a common complaint and its prevalence is over 84%. Chief causes of back pain, chronic back pain. The performance of Faalyty bad, poor physical condition, stress and... Treatment of these patients is often to reduce pain, maintain mobility and minimize patient morbidity done. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of Tai Chi exercise in selected patients with chronic low back pain on spinal flexor muscle endurance test. Materials & Methods: Subjects were 60 female patients 30 to 55 years old with chronic low back pain that randomly assigned and divided into three experimental and one control group. Each of the experimental groups received one mode of intervention Tai Chi exercises, Stretching and William`s exercises. After filling the consent forms, the participants underwent a spinal flexor muscles endurance assessment. The three exercise groups began their special exercises, they were doing their task up to time of tiredness, and the program continued for 6 weeks, while the control group received no training or intervention. At the end of trainings, endurance assessment was carried out again for all participants. Endurance test of spine flexor muscles performed at the angle of 60o, which it’s Reliability and Validity was already approved in many studies. Statistical analysis of data implemented by multivariate analysis of variances (Manova), (α= 0/05). Results: The research findings showed that the effectiveness and sustainability of Tai Chi method on endurance of spine flexor muscles was more than the two other methods, in patients with chronic low back pain. Conclusion: Considering the positive and sustainable effect of Tai Chi method, it seems to be very useful in improving the muscles` endurance and reducing pain and disability, especially in patients with chronic low back pain.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/01/4 | Accepted: 2014/01/4 | Published: 2014/01/4

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