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Effects of Therapeutic Exercise on Pain, Physical Function, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in a Patient with Multilevel Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Case Report

김아람, 이호성,
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김아람 ( Kim Ah-Ram ) - Namseoul University
이호성 ( Lee Ho-Seong ) - Dankook University

Abstract


Background: In some clinical guidelines followed in clinical practice, nonsurgical treatments are recommended as the primary intervention for patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH). However, the effect of a therapeutic exercise program based on stabilization of the lumbar spine for treatment of multilevel LDH has not been evaluated thoroughly.

Objective: To investigate the effects of therapeutic exercise on pain, physical function, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in a patient with multilevel LDH.

Design: Case Report

Methods: A 43-year-old female presented with low back pain, radicular pain and multilevel LDH (L3?L4, L4?L5, L5?S1). The therapeutic exercise program was conducted. in 40-min sessions, three times a week, for 12 weeks. Low back and radicular pain, lumbar disability, and physical function were measured before and after 6 and 12 weeks of the exercise program. MRI was performed before and after 12 weeks of the program.

Results: After 6 and 12 weeks of the therapeutic exercise, low back and radicular pain and lumbar disability had decreased, and lumbar range of motion (ROM) was improvedbilaterally, compared with the initial values. Also improved at 6 and 12 weeks were isometric lumbar strength and endurance, and the functional movement screen score. The size of disc herniations was decreased on MRI obtained after 12 weeks of therapeutic exercise than on the pre-exercise images.

Conclusions: We observed that therapeutic exercise program improved spinal ROM, muscle strength, functional capacity, and size of disc herniation in LDH patient.

키워드

Therapeutic exercise; Multilevel disc herniation; Magnetic resonance imaging

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