Patients with Low Back Pain Benefit from Core Stability and Motor Control Exercises
Keywords:Back pain , core stability, exercises.
Motor control exercises improve the deep spinal muscles (transverse abdominus, multifidus), whereas core
stability involves global core muscle training. Few studies have examined the short-term effects of motor control
and core stability on low back pain patients. This research compared motor control exercises to core stability
exercises on pain and impairment in people with mechanical low back pain. 30 participants with non-specific
mechanical low back pain were randomised into 2 groups of 15 each. Group A did motor control exercises,
while Group B did core stability. Both groups did activities. Statistically significant improvement (p0.05) in
pain and functional impairment was discovered using paired t-test and wilcoxon signed rank test. Comparative
investigation utilising independent t-test and Mann Whitney U test indicated significant difference in VAS and
ODI improvement across groups. Group-A improved VAS and ODI by 1.47 and 0.99 compared to Group B.