Efficacy OfMckenzie Exercise Over Conventional Physiotherapy Treatment In Low Back Pain

Authors: Mrs. Dr. Swati SandeepKadu

VIMS Health Sci Journal:  2014, 1 (2) | Abstract | pdf PDF Full Article | DOI:

Abstract:

Introduction: Low back pain is a common reason for seeing a physiotherapist in primary care. The goal for the therapist managing these patients is to select the appropriate treatment for each patient. The medical professionals in primary care most commonly classify these patients with pathoanatomically labeled categories. However, there appears to be a wide diversity in the opinion as to the pattern of signs and symptoms. There is strong evidence that exercise therapy is more effective than usual care by general practitioners, and that exercise therapy and conventional physiotherapy (consisting of a combination of hot packs, massage, traction, mobilization, short wave diathermy, ultrasound etc.) are equally effective for the treatment of these patients. McKenzie extension exercises help in reducing the pain and increase the mobility as compared to the conventional physiotherapy treatment alone.

Aims & Objective: Present study done to compare efficacy of McKenzie extension exercise over conventional method of short wave diathermy in extension dysfunction syndrome.

Material & Method: Total 30 samples (patients) of age 35-50 years were selected. Patients with complaint of low back pain were further assessed to diagnose extension dysfunction syndrome. Study by randomized technique was adopted. Patients kept under control group received short wave diathermy only whereas patients kept in experimental group received McKenzie extension exercise in addition to short wave diathermy. With the help of VAS (Visual analogue scale) for pain, relief in extension pain assessed in both groups on 1st, 5th, 1 0 t h & 1 5 t h d a y o f t r e a tme n t .Te s t u s e d – independent’t’ test using SPSS & Graph Pad instat3 (trial version)

Result: The mean improvement between the initial & final scores of the control group was 4.06 ±1.24 and that of experimental group was 3.45 ±1.08 and on calculation the’t’ value was found to be 3.24 hence p<0.05 which implies that there was significant difference between two groups .

Conclusion: There was definite decrease in value of VAS in both the groups but there was more significant improvement in experimental group in comparison to the control group. It may be quite safely stated that McKenzie technique is an effective, scientific and economical method for reducing dysfunction pain.

Key Words:  Low back pain, Dysfunction syndrome, Short wave diathermy, McKenzie exercise, VAS

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Kadu S. Efficacy Of Mckenzie Exercise Over Conventional Physiotherapy Treatment In Low Back Pain [Dysfunction Syndrome,VIMSHSJ,(2014),1(2), pp-12-17

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 Kadu S (2014),Efficacy Of Mckenzie Exercise Over Conventional Physiotherapy Treatment In Low Back Pain [Dysfunction Syndrome, VIMS Health Science Journal(VIMSHSJ),1(2), pp-12-17

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Kadu S (2014),Efficacy Of Mckenzie Exercise Over Conventional Physiotherapy Treatment In Low Back Pain [Dysfunction Syndrome, VIMS Health Science Journal(VIMSHSJ),1(2), pp-12-17