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Title: Effectiveness of lumbar supports in low back functionality and disability in assembly-line workers
Authors: Bataller-Cervero, Ana Vanessa ORCID SCOPUSID
Rabal-Pelay, Juan ORCID SCOPUSID
Lacárcel-Tejero, Belén SCOPUSID
Alcázar Crevillén, Andrés SCOPUSID
Villalba-Ruete, José Antonio SCOPUSID
Keywords: Lumbar pain; Flexion-relaxation phenomenon; Flexible lumbar belt; Functionality; Manufacturing workers
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: National Institute of Industrial Health
Citation: Bataller-Cervero AV, Rabal-Pelay J, Roche-Seruendo LE, Lacárcel-Tejero B, Alcázar-Crevillén A, Villalba-Ruete JA, et al. Effectiveness of lumbar supports in low back functionality and disability in assembly-line workers. Ind Health 2019;57(5):588-595.
Abstract: Low back pain (LBP) is a common problem in manufacturing workers. Several strategies have been proposed in order to reduce the pain and/or improve functionality. Among them, lumbar supports are a common solution prescribed for lumbar pain relief. Most of the studies in the literature only consider subjective sensations of the workers for evaluation assessment. This study applies biomechanical tests (a flexion-relaxation test and a functional movement evaluation test) to analyse the effectiveness of flexible lumbar supports in functionality and disability versus placebo intervention, consisting of kinesiotape placed on the low back without any stress. 28 workers participated in the study, randomised in control and intervention groups with a two months’ intervention. None of the biomechanical tests showed statistical differences in between-groups pre-post changes. No benefits of wearing a flexible lumbar support during the workday have been found in these assembly-line workers versus placebo intervention.
ISSN: 00198366
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