Farwah Batool, Fatima Muaaz, Komal Tariq, Nazia Sarfraz.
Relationship of Chronic LBP (Low Back Pain) with Hamstring Tightness in Professionals.
J Liaquat Uni Med Health Sci May ;18(03):236-40.

OBJECTIVES: To find out the relationship between chronic LBP (Low back pain) and hamstring tightness in professionals. METHODOLOGY: This was a cross sectional study. The sample size was 150 subjects. Data was collected from Allied Hospital and DHQ Hospital Faisalabad. Male and female both were selected who were High grade professionals (Engineer, Doctor, Businessman) Low grade professionals (Teacher, Bankers), House wife and house husband working in home or hotel. Oswestary disability questionnaire was used to determine the percentage disability in different professionals. Active Knee extension (AKE) test was used for hamstring tightness. Chi square test for independence is used to determine the relationship between chronic low back pain and hamstring tightness in professionals. SPSS was used for analysis of results. RESULTS: About 28% (42) respondents with moderate disability have hamstring tightness and 19% (29) respondents with severe disability have hamstring tightness (P=0.004). Disability percentage has relationship with activities of daily living. Subjects with active life style i.e. involve in different type of activities such as physical activity and exercise or physical work have tight hamstring (P?0.003). Majority of housewife and house man have tight hamstring so chi square test shows that subject with different level of profession with back pain have hamstring tightness (P? 0.001). CONCLUSION: Study indicates that subjects interlinked with different professions (High grade profession, Low grade profession, Housewife, house husband and peon, sweepers) with back pain have tight hamstring muscle. House wife and house husband are most commonly affected.

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