Effectiveness of Core Stabilization Exercise along with Conventional Physiotherapy on Pain, Proprioception and Disability in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Control Trial Protocol

Author(s): Md Waliul Islam, Md Tanzir-Uz-Zaman, Md Golam Kibria, Md Mostafijur Rahman, Md Jubair Hassan, Saddam Hossain, Md Kutub Uddin, Mohammad Ainur Nishad Rhajib, Md Zakir Hossain, Abdullah Ibn Abul Fazal and Mohammad Anwar Hossain

Background/Purpose: Currently, there is significant emphasis on importance of core muscle in rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain like low back pain. Therefore, this study aim to investigate where additional core muscle training improve clinical outcomes.
Methods: In a randomized controlled trial 60 patient will be randomly allocated to two groups of conventional physiotherapy and core stability exercise with conventional therapy. Single blind randomize control trial design will be used in this study. Total treatment session will be 4 sessions per week for 12 weeks.
Outcome Measurement: The investigator will assess the pain before and after intervention with Numeric Pain Ratting Scale (NPRS) and disability with Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Index. Intermediate assessment will be performed after 6 weeks of intervention.
Discussion: This study will provide evidence for additional effect of core stability exercise on pain and functional disability for patient with low back pain.

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