EFFECTIVENESS OF PILATES EXERCISES ON NON-SPECIFIC LOW BACK PAIN IN NURSING STUDENTS AND STAFF OF A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL AND NURSING COLLEGE

Siddhi V. Jadhav, Swati Kadu, Abhijit D. Diwate

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Introduction: Low back pain is the one of the common musculoskeletal disorder faced by people in today’s generation. It is more common in health-care workers especially nursing students and staff. Pilates is a new and innovative technique that focuses on the back and core of the body. Hence, this study is carried out to determine the effectiveness of Pilates techniques to treat and prevent the chances of low back pain. Materials and methods: Subjects were received the Pilates protocol for exercises. They were asked to fill the Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire before and after giving the Pilates protocol. The pain was assessed by Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NPRS), both at rest and on movement before and after giving the Pilates. Results: The P value in Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) and Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire before and After the Pilates and was 0.000 which shows that there is significant difference between the two groups. Conclusion: The study concluded that Pilates exercises were efficient in treating non-specific low back pain.

Keywords: Non-specific low back pain; Low back pain; Nursing staff; Pilates exercises.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5455/ijcbr.2018.42.08

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