Effect of Core Stability Exercises Versus Conventional Treatment in Chronic Low Back Pain
Hypothesis: Core stability exercises on Swiss ball will be more effective in long term improvement in chronic low back pain.
Study Design: Experimental.
Subjects: 30 subjects with chronic low back pain participated in the study.
Methodology: Based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria subjects were included in the study. Convenient samplings was done for patients with random allocation into the following two groups:
GROUP A : (Experimental Group) exercises on the Swiss ball (15 patients).
GROUP B : ( Control Group) conventional treatment (15 patients). /
Conclusion: The present study reported significant rate of improvement with exercises done on the Swiss ball. Hence the study concludes that core stabilization exercises on Swiss ball are safe and effective in long term management of chronic low back pain.
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