Volume 14, Number 3 (Autumn 2013)                   Vol. , No. , Season & Year , Serial No. | Back to browse issues page


XML Persian Abstract Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Rahmani N, Mohseni-Bandpei M A, Abdollahi I. The Eligibility of Surface Electromyography in the Assessment of Paraspinal Muscles Fatigue Following Interventions in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review. Archives of Rehabilitation. 2013; 14 (3) :124-131
URL: http://rehabilitationj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-1332-en.html

1- PhD Student University
2- Professor University of Welfare & Rehabilitation Siences, Tehran, Iran. , mohseni_bandpei@yahoo.com
3- Assistant Professor University
Abstract:   (4510 Views)

Objective: Evaluation of paraspinal muscles endurance in patients with chronic low back pain (LBP) seems to be of great importance. Many studies demonstrated that surface electromyography has merit to assess muscle fatigue using frequency spectrum. The purpose of this study was to systematically review the eligibility of the surface electromyography in the assessment of paraspinal muscles fatigue changes following different interventions in patients with chronic LBP.

Materials & Methods: A literature search for the period of 2000-2012 was performed, using PubMed, Science Direct, OVID, CINAHL and MEDLINE databases. Paraspinal muscles, fatigue, low back pain, therapeutic interventions, exercise, endurance and surface electromyography were used as keywords.

Results: The literature search yielded 158 studies using the above keywords. Eight articles were relevant according to the inclusion criteria of the study. There was a wide variation among studies in terms of methodology, main outcome measures, sample size, procedure, electromyography parameters, etc.

Conclusion: The results indicate that there does not appear to be a convincing body of evidence to support the merit of surface electromyography in the assessment of paraspinal muscles fatigue following interventions in patients with chronic LBP. Key words: Paraspinal muscles, Fatigue, Low back pain, Therapeutic interventions, Exercise, Endurance and Surface electromyography.

Full-Text [PDF 3130 kb]   (785 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Review | Subject: Physical Therapy
Received: 30/07/2013 | Accepted: 3/11/2013 | Published: 13/01/2014

Add your comments about this article : Your username or email:
Write the security code in the box

Send email to the article author


© 2015 All Rights Reserved | Archives of Rehabilitation

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb