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Hajmirzaei Tafreshi M, Minoonejad H, Seidi F. Effect of Fatigue on the Core Muscle Endurance in Female Athletes with and without Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain. PTJ 2023; 13 (2)
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1- Department of Health and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University Of Tehran Kish International Campus, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Health and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
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Introduction: Non-specific chronic low back pain (LBP) is the most common type of chronic LBP and a common debilitating condition, especially in athletes, which can also affect performance. The core muscles are necessary to create a stable level of support for performing sports functions and appropriate movements of all organs, and its deficiency is related to complications such as LBP. The purpose of this research is to investigate the effect of a fatigue protocol on core muscle endurance in athletes with and without non-specific chronic LBP.
Materials and Methods: A controlled laboratory study was conducted; 42 female athletes with and without non-specific chronic LBP were selected through convenience sampling method and divided into two groups with non-specific chronic LBP (21) and without non-specific chronic LBP (21). McGill's core endurance test was used to measure core muscle endurance. The measurements were done before and after the implementation of the functional core fatigue protocol (FCFP). SPSS ver.22 and dependent t-tests and analysis of covariance were used to evaluate mean differences obtained in two groups. The significance level was considered 95%, and alpha level less than or equal to 0.05.
Results: The covariance analysis showed a significant difference between the two groups with and without non-specific chronic LBP after performing the FCFP in McGill's test scores in isometric flexion exercise (P=0.001), isometric extensor exercise (P=0.001), right side bridge (P=0.001) and left side bridge (P=0.001). In the post-test measurement, the endurance of the core  muscles decreased in the LBP group.
Conclusion: The findings revealed that fatigue can affect the core stability and reduce the core muscles endurance of female athletes with non-specific chronic LBP. Therefore, core muscle weakness can be recognized as a risk factor for chronic LBP, and in order to prevent this damage, it is recommended to strengthen this area in rehabilitation programs.

Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2023/01/9 | Accepted: 2023/05/2 | Published: 2023/04/25

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