The effects of electrical whole body muscle stimulation (WB-EMS) in patients with chronic unspecific back pain: A controlled clinical intervention study

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Abstract

The preferred intervention for treating patients with chronic nonspecific back pain, is active resistance training. Whole body Electromyostimulation (WB-EMS) is becoming increasingly popular as efficient training method. Therefore, applying this kind of training seems logical in patients with chronic unspecific back pain. In this ongoing prospective clinical trial, two different therapeutic approaches are compared on patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain, in terms of their effectiveness. One group received a “classic” treatment of physiotherapy. The second group received a WB-EMS Training once a week for 20 min. A control group was formed from subjects with a “healthy back” In all groups Biomechanical tests and established Questionnaires are used: In the intervention group measurements are carried out at T0: before beginning; T1: after 6 weeks; T2: after 12 weeks; T3: after 24 weeks. In the active control T0 was carried out before beginning, T1: 4 weeks after beginning. 90 patients have been enrolled for Intervention, 32 in the active 25 in passive control group. The pain sensation averages on the Numeric Rating Scale (NRS; 1–10) improved significantly (p <0.05). by 1.198, The Ostwestry Disability Index (ODI) improved significantly, resulting in a significant 3.37% reduction. The NASS improvement 0.51 points. The pain value of the SF 36 questionnaire improved by 8.88. By training with WB-EMS, all used back and pain parameters could be improved. In the further course of the study, a comparison with the traditional physiotherapy program and healthy subjects will further show the efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGerman Journal of Exercise and Sport Research
Subtitle of host publicationBook of Abstract–German Exercise Science & Training Conference (GEST19) of the German Society of Sport Science (dvs), February 20th–22nd 2019
EditorsBilly Sperlich, P. Kunz, P. Düking
PublisherSpringer
PagesS1-S1
Volume49
ISBN (Electronic)2509-3150
ISBN (Print)2509-3150
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2019
EventGerman Exercise Science & Training Conference: Conference of the German Society of Sport Science (dvs) - University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
Duration: 20 Feb 201922 Feb 2019
http://gest-conference.de/de/referenten/

Publication series

NameGERMAN JOURNAL OF EXERCISE AND SPORT RESEARCH
ISSN (Print)2509-3142

Conference

ConferenceGerman Exercise Science & Training Conference
Abbreviated titleGEST19
CountryGermany
CityWürzburg
Period20/02/1922/02/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • WB-EMS
  • Back pain
  • electromyostimulation

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