THE CORRELATIONS BETWEEN RECENT HISTORIES OF LOW BACK PAIN AND TRUNK STRENGTHS IN COLLEGIATE JUDOISTS

  • Sentaro Koshida
  • Yukio Urabe
  • Tatsuya Deguchi
  • Yuko Nakano
Keywords: trunk strength, low back pain, judo

Abstract

High occurrence of low back pain (LBP) in competitive judoists has been well documented. Since spine stability deficits could be associated with an incidence of low back injury, sufficient trunk strength is required for LBP prevention. Some studies have indicated that trunk strength weakness may be one of the risk factor for LBP in non-athlete population, yet there is little consensus on the correlation between LBP and trunk strength in competitive judoists. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to demonstrate the correlations between LBP experience and isometric strength of trunk flexion, extension and lateral flexion in collegiate judoists.
Published
2007-10-28