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1- College of Physical Education & Sport Science, University of Mosul. Mosul. Iraq
2- College of Physical Education & Sport Science, University of Mosul. Mosul. Iraq ,
3- College of Physical Education & Sport Science, University of AL-Hamdaniya, Mosul. Iraq
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Background. The multiplicity and diversity of daily life physical activities may have harmful effects on body health. The cervical and lumbar regions of the body are more vulnerable to functional problems resulting from the daily lifestyle and activities. Objectives. The present study aims to develop a special program of therapeutic rehabilitation exercises which can relieve the cervical and lumbar pain in rural women. Methods. The study subjects are middle-aged adult females living in rural communities. 50 females were intentionally selected, and they all suffered functional problems in the cervical and lumbar regions. The female subjects fall within the age group of (38-47 / 42.08 years, ± 1.55). They were divided into two groups: control (19) and experimental (31). Results. The homogeneity of height, weight, and BMI is performed.  Strength and elasticity tests for experimental group are performed to investigate the physical conditions of the muscles in cervical and lumbar regions before and after completing the program, and to determine the effectiveness of the program. The study reveals significant differences in the strength and elasticity test results. In addition, the study shows significant differences in the neck and back pain scale in favor of the post-test. However, no significant correlation between weight loss and pain scale is detected. Conclusion. The study recommends that Low-income rural women developing neck and lower back pain who cannot afford to seek a physician’s consultancy or join rehabilitation centers can benefit from rehabilitation programs and exercises via a low-cost brochure to improve their functional capability.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Kinesiology and Sport Injuries
Received: 2021/03/3 | Accepted: 2021/01/12

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