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European Spine Journal

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 187–193 | Cite as

Sitting and low back pain: the positive effect of rotatory dynamic stimuli during prolonged sitting

  • Leo L. van Deursen
  • Jaap Patijn
  • John R. Durinck
  • Ruud Brouwer
  • Jeanne R. van Erven-Sommers
  • Bernard J. Vortman
Original article

Abstract

In this study the effect of dynamic stimuli on low back pain during prolonged sitting was investigated. The pain experience of two groups of 60 subjects with aspecific low back pain was recorded. All subjects were investigated on pain behaviour by the Multidimensional Pain Inventory (MPI) and pain was measured on an open visual analogue scale (VAS). During sitting, one group received dynamic stimuli that were generated by alternating rotations in the horizontal plane of the seat of the chair, with back and arm rests in fixed position. Two different frequencies of rotation were applied in subgroups. The authors concluded that such stimuli, especially of the lower frequency, reduced pain in prolonged sitting.

Key words Low back pain sitting Low back pain rotatory dynamic stimuli Low back pain chair 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leo L. van Deursen
    • 1
  • Jaap Patijn
    • 2
  • John R. Durinck
    • 3
  • Ruud Brouwer
    • 1
  • Jeanne R. van Erven-Sommers
    • 4
  • Bernard J. Vortman
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute for Manual Medicine, Stratumsedijk 26, 5611 ND Eindhoven, The NetherlandsNL
  2. 2.Department of Neurology, Institute for Manual Medicine, Eindhoven, The NetherlandsNL
  3. 3.Department of Epidemiology and Medical Informatics of the Occupational Health Service, Philips Electronics,
  4. 4.Eindhoven, The NetherlandsNL
  5. 5.Department of Neuropsychology, Institute for Manual Medicine, Eindhoven, The NetherlandsNL

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