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2013년 10월 21일 월요일

Low back pain sufferers: Is standing postural balance facilitated by a lordotic lumbar brace?

Brief review


*Title: Low back pain sufferers: Is standing postural balance facilitated by a lordotic lumbar brace?
요추부 환자: 요추 전만증 보조기에 의해 기립자세의 균형이 가능한가?

*Author: F. Munoza, J.-F. Salmochib, P. Faouënc, P. Rougiera,




Introduction
Lumbar Lordosis Brace:
-could be a valuable option and rehabilitation tool in the treatment of discogenic low back pain.

-exerts the necessary degree of compression in the lumbar region.

-achieves correction of the sagittal plane spine balance to improve postural control of the lumbar spine.


Quantitative analysis of the centre of pressure (CoP) deviations to maintain the standing posture helps evaluate the impact of such device on postural balance.


Patients and methods
Subject number: 11 patients (suffering from lumbar pain with discopathy)

-Stand on a force with eyes closed under fitted or not with a lumbar lordosis brace.


Results
On the antero-posterior axis, the lordosis brace achieved as below

-6 mm CP deviation (from its mean position)

-51% reduction (in the mean displacement)


Discussion
-Lumbar lordosis brace can be improve the quality of the patient's balance strategy.

-Posturography achieved when using a thoracolumbosacral orthosis in patients suffering from lumbar pain (in situ investigation of the postural benefits).