Effects of bridging and V-sitting exercises on pain intensity and disability of patients with non-specific chronic low-back pain

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Ojoawo, Adesola O.
Igbemo, Abdullai A.
Adeyemi, Timothy
Olaogun, Matthew OB.
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Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego
Introduction. Exercises are important in the management of non-specific chronic low-back pain (NSCLBP). Aim. The study compared the effects of bridging and V-sitting exercises on pain and disability of patients with NSCLBP. Material and methods. 34 patients with NSCLBP recruited for the study were allocated into V-sitting (VSG) and Bridging Exercise group (BEG) equally. Participants in VSG and BEG groups performed V-sitting and bridging exercises respectively for 10 seconds, three times in a week for three weeks under a supervision of one of the authors. Each participants underwent ten sessions per a treatment regimen. Pain intensity and disability were assessed at the pre-intervention, second and third weeks using verbal rating scale and Rolland Morris Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire prospectively. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics, alpha level was set at 0.05 Results. There was a significant reduction in the third week (P < 0.001) in both VSG and BEG group of pain intensity and disability comparing the pre intervention, second and third week values. There was a significant reduction in the 3rd week VSG’s pain intensity (F=27.34 P<0.001) and disability (F=14.96, P<0.001) compared with BEG. Conclusion. V-sitting and bridging exercises were effective in management of patients with NSCLP, but V-sitting seems more effective.
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bridging exercises , disability , low back pain , pain intensity , V-sitting exercise
European Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine T. 19, z. 2 (2021), s. 137–144