Patients with Low Back Pain Benefit from Core Stability and Motor Control Exercises


  • S. Purna Chandra Shekhar
  • J. Hari Kishore Babu
  • T. Rajeswari
  • Satish Kumar Anumula
  • BNS Gayatri



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.

Author Biographies

  • S. Purna Chandra Shekhar

    Ph D in Physiotherapy, Associate Professor, Indira College of Physiotherapy, Vishnupuri, Nanded. Maharastra University of Health Sciences,

  • J. Hari Kishore Babu

    MPT musculoskeletal with sports(PHD). Professor and HOD Navodayacollege of
    physiotherapy Raichur Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Karnataka

  • T. Rajeswari

    MD Homoeopathy Assistant Professor,Dev’s Homoeopathic Medical College, KNR University, Ankireddy Palli, Keesara,

  • Satish Kumar Anumula

    Assosciate Professor, Gitam School of Physiotherapy, Gitam (Deemed to be University), Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam,

  • BNS Gayatri

    Associate Professor, KIMS College of Physiotherapy, KNR University of Health Sciences