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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2007;31(1):30-36.
Postural Control Measures of Patients with Lower Back Pain Using Balance Master(R) System.
Lim, Kil Byong , Lee, Hong Jae , Joo, Sung Joo , Lim, Sung Shick
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, Inje University, Ilsanpaik Hospital, Korea. mdlss@hanmail.net
발란스 마스터 시스템을 이용한 요통환자의 균형능력 평가
임길병, 이홍재, 주성주, 임성식
인제대학교 의과대학 일산백병원 재활의학교실
To evaluate that lower back pain would influence postural control ability.
Thirty-eight adults (18 men, 20 women) participated and were divided into two groups; the study (patients with lower back pain) group and the control (healthy adults) group. Postural control ability of participants was evaluated through the Balance Master system. A total of seven measurements were analyzed to determine the difference between the study and control group.
Patients with lower back pain demonstrated weight bearing patterns on the non-tender side, wider area of sway (o) under conditions (unilateral stance on firm surface with eye closed) in modified clinical test sensory interaction on balance (p<0.05). Wider area of turn sway (o) and long turn time (sec) during step/quick turn were demonstrated in patients with lower back pain (p<0.05).
The results showed that patients with lower back pain was reduced in the postural control ability. Further studies about the effect of back exercise on postural control ability of patients with lower back pain should be carried out. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2007; 31: 30-36)
Key Words: Balance, Lower back pain, Balance Master, system


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