In people with an amputation, pain discussions often focus on phantom limb pain, however, pain in the lower back is also a common complaint.
This is due to a number of factors, including altered gait pattern, socket fit, co-morbidities, leg length difference. However, lumbar muscle strength is often ignored.
The current study aimed to address the influence of a program for lumbar muscle strength through an 8-week program, which consisted of 30 minutes of exercise with warm up and cool down, performed under supervision.
The participants included people with bilateral and unilateral amputations at any level of the lower limb, and all had been using a prosthetic limb for at least 6 months, with low back pain for at least 3 months.