Effectiveness of Aerobic Exercise Versus Pilates in Postmenopausal Women with Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain
Keywords:Pain, Disability, Aerobic exercise, Pilates exercise, Low back pain, Postmenopausal women
Background: Several studies have been conducted to identify the effect of Aerobic Exercise in patients
with non-specific chronic Low Back Pain and Pilates method in patients with non-specific chronic
Low Back Pain. However, there is limited comparison available between Aerobic exercise and Pilates
exercise methods in the postmenopausal women specifically. The aim of the current study is to compare
Aerobic Exercise with Pilates method and find which is the most beneficial exercise to reduce pain in
postmenopausal women with non-specific chronic low back pain.
Methods: A Randomized control trial (RCT) was conducted on 47 subjects having moderate nonspecific
chronic low back pain. Subjects were randomly sampled and sequentially allocated to either Aerobic
exercise group and Pilates method group. Changes were measured using Numerical Pain Rate Scale
(NPRS) and Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RM).
Conclusion: Pilates Training was found superior to Aerobic Exercise in improving pain and disability
among post-menopausal women with non-specific chronic low back pain
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