An initial study on the feature of lumbar muscle thickness in nurses with lumbar disc herniation

Wenjing Du, Huihui Li, Kamen Ivanov, Lei Wang

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Abstract

Constant physical work is the leading cause of low back pain (LBP) in nurses, which affects their well-being and working efficiency. With this study, we aimed to explore the features of lumbar muscles including multifidi (MF) and musculus tiansversus abdominis (MTA) of nurses with LBP suffering from lumbar disc herniation (LDH). We estimated the degree of lumbar muscle strain by compaiiug the lumbar muscle thickness between nurses with LDH and healthy subjects. In this experiment participated thirty-one patients with LDH and 37 healthy controls. We asked the subjects to perform five cycles of forward and backward bending from a standing position. Meanwhile, we captured sonomyographic images of multifidi (MF) and musculi trausversus abdominis (MTA). As results, the muscle thickness of MTA from light side showed significant difference between healthy female subjects and female nurses with LDH (p=0.00K0.05 ). LDH subjects exhibited a lower muscle thickness than that of healthy subjects duiing forward bending. Also, the MTA thickness of controls was lower than that of LDH nurses duiing backward bending. We also found that higher age of LDH nurses was associated with higher muscle thickness of the mo explored muscles. Higher scores from the Oswestry Disability Questionnaire scores correspond to a higher thickness of light MF and left MTA and lower thickness of the light MTA, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, IEEE ICIA 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1174-1178
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509041022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, IEEE ICIA 2016 - Ningbo, China
Duration: 1 Aug 20163 Aug 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, IEEE ICIA 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, IEEE ICIA 2016
Country/TerritoryChina
CityNingbo
Period1/08/163/08/16

Keywords

  • Low back pain
  • Lumbar disc herniation
  • Multifidi
  • Musculus trausversus abdominis
  • Oswestry disability questionnaire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Computational Mechanics

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