Background/aim: This study aimed to investigate the relationship of sagittal spinal curvature, mobility, and low back pain (LBP) in women with and without urinary incontinence (UI). Materials and methods: Thirty-two women with UI (incontinence group) and 41 women without UI (control group) were included in this study. The sagittal spinal curvature and mobility were assessed with a Spinal Mouse device (IDIAG, Fehraltorf, Switzerland). Urogenital symptom distress, LBP, and disability caused by LBP were assessed using the Urogenital Distress Inventory-6 (UDI-6), a visual analog scale (VAS), and the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), respectively. Results: It was seen that the sagittal thoracic curvature, lumbar curvature, and pelvic tilt were increased in the incontinence group in comparison to the control group (P < 0.05). An increase in sagittal lumbar mobility and pelvic mobility was found in the incontinence group (P < 0.05). It was observed that 71.9% of the women with UI and 12.2% of the women without UI had LBP. There were positive correlations of the UDI-6 with the VAS (r = 0.363, P = 0.041) and the ODI (r = 0.511, P = 0.003). Conclusion: The sagittal spinal alignment and lumbopelvic hypermobility should be taken into consideration in the existence of UI.
Low back pain, spinal curvature, spinal mobility, urinary incontinence
ÇELENAY, ŞEYDA TOPRAK and KAYA, DERYA ÖZER
"Relationship of spinal curvature, mobility, and low back pain in womenwith and without urinary incontinence,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 47:
4, Article 31.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol47/iss4/31