One lumbar extension training session per week is sufficient for strength gains and reduction in pain in patients with chronic low back pain ergonomics

Stewart Bruce-Low, Scott Burnet, James Fisher, Leonie Webster

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Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is the leading cause of absenteeism from the workplace and research into exercise interventions to address this problem is required. This study investigated training frequency for participants with CLBP. Participants either trained once a week (1 × week, n = 31), or twice a week (2 × week, n = 20) or did not (control group, n = 21). Participants were isometric strength tested in weeks 1 and 12 and trained dynamically either 1×week (80% of maximum) or 2×week (80% and 50%). The results (pre vs. post) showed significant increases in maximal strength, range of motion and reductions in pain for both training groups. Pain scores for the 1 × week and 2 × week both reached minimal clinical improvement change unlike the control group. Thus, one lumbar extension training session per week is sufficient for strength gains and reductions in pain in low back pain in CLBP patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-507
Number of pages8
JournalErgonomics
Volume55
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012

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One lumbar extension training session per week is sufficient for strength gains and reduction in pain in patients with chronic low back pain ergonomics. / Bruce-Low, Stewart; Burnet, Scott; Fisher, James; Webster, Leonie.

In: Ergonomics, Vol. 55, No. 4, 01.04.2012, p. 500-507.

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