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RMJ. 2018; 43(2): 294-297

Effect of spinal decompression with and without segmental mobilization in patients with posterolateral lumbar disc protrusion

Aqsa Mobeen, Maham Javed, Abdul Ghafoor Sajjad, Muhammad Sheraz, Muhammad Sharifullah, Naveed Saleem.


Objective: To evaluate the effect of spinal decompression with and without segmental mobilization in improving pain, ROM, walking time and disability in patients with posterolateral lumbar disc protrusion.
Methodology: This RCT include 44 patients of lumbar disc bulge and were randomly assigned through coin toss method into two groups. The Experimental Group (n=23) received decompression therapy, Maitland mobilization of lumbar spine along with conventional treatment and the Control group (n=21) received decompression therapy and conventional physiotherapy. Both groups received two treatment sessions per week. Non-parametric tests was applied for the result.
Results: Comparison both groups showed significant improvement in MODI and NPRS with p

Key words: CPA, MODI, Neuro decompression therapy, NPRS

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