Journal of Human Sport and Exercise

Effects of functional and traditional training on body composition and chronic low back pain treatment: Case study

Genti Pano, Andis Bogdani

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2021.16.Proc3.55

Abstract

Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal symptom that may be either acute or chronic. It may be caused by a variety of diseases and disorders that affect the lumbar spine. Exercise can improve back extension strength, mobility, endurance, and functional disability. (Manniche C et al., 1988; Manniche C et al., 1991). Participant in this case study was a 33 old female subject that presented complaining for severe chronic low back pain in the past two months. Anthropometric, body composition (BIA) spinal X-ray and MRI were conducted before and after intervention. Results show a statistically significant improvement in: Total body weight from 109.1 kg to 90.8 kg, BMI from 36 to 29.47, Total BF (%) from 43.7 to 29 (p < .05). The exercise program helped her to improve her daily life and be more productive in her work task. Exercise functional and traditional training program had a positive effect on body composition and in decreasing chronic low back pain. It is important that these exercise training programs to be prescribed from appropriate specialist and should be personalized for the specific individual needs in order to achieve the best results.


Keywords

Functional training; Traditional training; Body composition; Low back pain

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