The relationship between Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Low Back Pain 17-2
The relationship between Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Low Back Pain
Affiliation: 'Maccabi Health services'
This review was written as part of the requirements for completing a Master's degree program, Department of Physical Therapy, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Introduction: Low Back Pain (LBP) is considered one of the most significant public health problems in all developed countries. The Pelvic Floor Muscles (PFM) are considered part of the stabilizing system of the Pelvis and Lumbar spine, and play an important role in the control of the Urinary and Fecal systems. The Diaphragm also has an important role in this stabilizing system.
The purpose of this review is to understand the relationship between PFM function and LBP and to examine whether the inclusion of PFM training as part of LBP intervention can affect treatment outcomes.