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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1994;18(2):8.
Isokinetic Evaluation of the Trunk Flexors and Extensors in Chronic Low Back Pain
Sang-Heon Lee, M.D. , Sei-Joo Kim, M.D.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine
만성 요통환자의 요추부 굴근 및 신근의 등속성 운동 평가
이상헌, 김세주
고려대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

A quantitative study of the trunk muscle strength was performed in patients with chronic low back pain using isokinetic dynamometer and compared with healthy controls to determine the role of trunk muscles in low back pain. Most patients demonstrated decreased peak torque and total work of trunk muscles and weakness was more outstanding in trunk extensors than flexors and in women than men. The total work % by body weight and trunk flexors/extensors ratio of total peak were increased. In conclusion, the patient with low back pain had a greater weakness in trunk extensors and experienced more pain on trunk extension.

Key Words: Chronic low back pain, Isokinetic strength, Trunk flexors, Trunk extensors


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