바디롤러 운동과 요가의 복합처치가 중년여성 요통환자의 체력, 척추 변인 및 통증자각도에 미치는 영향
Effect of Combined Treatment with Body Roller Exercise and Yoga on Physical Fitness, Variables Related Vertebral Column and VAS of Middle-aged Women with Chronic Low Back Pain
[PURPOSE] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of combined inter-vention of body roller exercise and yoga on physical fitness, variables relate vertebral column of middle aged women with chronic lower back pain. [METHODS] Forteen middle-aged women with chronic low back pain were divided into one of two groups, i.e., exercise group (n=7, age 59.0±7.4 years) and control group (n=7, age 53.1±8.5 years). Subjects in exercise group went through body roller exercise and Yoga for 40 min and 20 min per session, respectively. Yoga exercise was Trikonasana; Adho Mukha Svanasana; Bhujangasana; Supta Padangusthasana1, 2, 3; Eka Padaanda Rajakapotasana. The physical fitness, Cobb s angle, lumbar spine rotation, tilt shoulders, pelvis horizontal degrees, visual analogue scale (VAS) were measured and compared between pre- and post test. [RESULTS] Muscular endurance was significantly higher after the intervention com-pared in the exercise group. Lumbar spine rotation length, shoulder slope, VAS were significantly decreased after the inter-vention in exercise group. However, no significant interactions were observed in flexibility, Cobb s angle, and pelvis height. [CONCLUSIONS] Body rollers exercise and Yoga intervention improved positively in muscular endurance, spine rotation an-gle, tilt shoulders, and the VAS Index. In conclusion, data suggest that body rollers exercise and Yoga may be an effective in-tervention for patients with low back pain.