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Rev Invest Clin. 2010 Nov-Dec;62(6):568-76.

[Comparison of three therapeutic exercises protocols to lumbar hyperlordosis improvement in asyntomatic youths].

[Article in Spanish]

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Facultad de Enfermería, Universidad de Colima.



One of the causes of low back pain is lumbar hyperlordosis. There are different protocols of therapeutic exercises for its correction, which do not involve all of corporal segments. A modified protocol is proposed, which involves all such segments.


To evaluate the efficacy of proposed protocol with two established protocols for correction of lumbar hyperlordosis.


Simple-blind clinical trial on 42 students of the Faculty of Medicine at University of Colima. The three protocols: A) Pérez-Olmedo (proposed, n = 14), B) Williams (n = 15) and C) Jeffrey Saal (n = 13) were randomly assigned. Clinical and radiological evaluations were performed. Lumbar hyperlordosis was considered when Ferguson's angle was > or = 30 degrees, measured on lateral spine x-ray pictures. During two months they underwent supervised and directed exercise sessions. The improvement in lumbar hyperlordosis correction of each protocol was compared through paired Student t-test and ANOVA.


Average age was 18 +/- 0.9 years. Lumbar hyperlordosis frequency was 31% (n = 15). There was not significative difference on Ferguson's angle average comparation between three treatment groups. There was lumbar hyperlordosis improvement with following percentages: group A = 60%, Group B = 16% and group C = 0%.


Protocol of therapeutic exercises proposed (Pérez-Olmedo) could be an alternative to lumbar hyperlordosis improvement in asyntomatic youhts.

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