Spinal Stabilization


Spine Stabilization

"Dynamic Lumbar Stabilization Exercise Program"

Purpose

It is a special exercise program which accelerates healing by maintaining truncal stabilization after finding the neutral position with natural stabilization of the lumbar spine. This program was developed by Saal et al. in 1990 and has been showed to be effective in patients with low back pain, and it was initiated in our department in 1997 under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Emel Özcan and practiced in a thesis study by Dr. Mustafa Filiz under the topic of Functional Rehabilitation in Patients after Discectomy.  

Scope

This is an intensive spine-specific exercise program which is performed by a trained physician in a group of 8 to 10 patients 2 times in a week for total 8 weeks after improving truncal and lower extremity flexibility and teaching how to find the neutral position.

Patient Characteristics

Patients with mechanical low back pain, cervical and back pain, scoliosis, disc herniation, degenerative osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis, and those with failed low back surgery syndrome attending spinal disorders rehabilitation unit are included in the program.