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The Effect of 6-Week Core Stabilization Training Program with Rubber Band on Static Balance, Pain, Function Disability and Energy Consumption of Patients with Mechanical Chronic Low Back Pain

Parvin Eydi






Back pain is one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal diseases, which is observed in 80% of individuals. This study was aimed at evaluating the effect of core stabilization trainings with rubber band on energy consumption, static balance, pain and functional function in patients with mechanical chronic low back pain (MCLBP).

Material and Methods:

30 women with (MCLBP) of Isfahan city with mean, standard deviation of (height of 163.9 ± 4.73 cm, weight of 60.4 ± 2.17 kg, age of 27 ± 2.6 years) participated in this study, and were randomly divided into two experimental and control groups. Before the training interventions, the amount of pain using the visual analogue questionnaire, functional disability with Oswestry questionnaire, static balance with power plate device, and energy consumption were measured using polar device. Correlational t-test was used to compare the intergroup changes, and one-way ANOVA was used to compare the indexes between the two groups.

Results and Findings:

The results showed that although a period of core stabilization trainings with rubber band lowered back pain and functional disability (p<0.05), but no significant difference was observed in static balance and the consumed energy (p<0.05).


According to the research findings, it can be concluded that core stabilizing exercises with rubber band improve the pain and function disability core stability exercises performed under the supervision of individuals with mechanical chronic back pain, thus, these exercises can be used to improve the pain and functional disability of these people.

Keywords: Energy Consumption, Back Pain, Static Balance, Functional Disability.


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