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JRCRS. 2020; 8(0): S4-S9


COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUE AND MCKENZIE THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN

ruqia manzoor manzoor, salman bashir mohammad, bushra faisal wattoo.

Abstract
Background: The excessive incidence and discrepancies in diagnostic and therapeutic system of back pain encourage the continuing search for extra environment and friendly cure modalities. Incorporation of the particulars gained with various therapeutic policies and a holistic strategy to the patient seems to be related with tremendous results. The aim of this research was to evaluate the effectiveness of mixed therapy (McKenzie approach and MET), and to inspect it with the results of cure with McKenzie technique or Muscle Energy Technique in particular persistent chronic lumbar pain.
Objective(s): To determine the comparative sound effects of Muscle Energy Technique and McKenzie therapy in patients with non specific chronic low back pain
Methodology: This study included 48 males and females participants with chronic LBP (low back pain). Patients were assessed prior to the interventions and then divided into three groups (16 persons each). Group1 received Muscle Energy Technique and McKenzie method, Group 2 treated with Muscle Energy Technique and Group 3 with McKenzie therapy. TENS transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulations were applied to all groups. Each of 3 therapeutics protocols was included 10 sessions throughout a 2-week period. All the outcomes were examined before treatment, 24 hours after the treatment and followed up after one month
Results: McKenzie approach combined with MET had the best therapeutic results. Application of McKenzie therapy, both alone and mixed with MET, was linked with a noteworthy decline in (MODI) and major improvement of pain (NPR).
Conclusion(s): McKenzie approach enriched with MET (Muscle Energy Technique) can be efficiently used in the remedy of low back pain (chronic).
Key words: low back pain, McKenzie method, Muscle Energy technique.

Key words: low back pain, McKenzie method, Muscle Energy technique.






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