Reduction of pain in patients with lumbar syndrome

Volceva, Marija and Nikolovska, Lence and Krstev, Toshe and Panova, Gordana (2016) Reduction of pain in patients with lumbar syndrome. Rauché Zdravstveni časopis, 7. pp. 84-86. ISSN 2233-131X

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Low back pain (LBP) can interfere with an individual’s ability to work, have a meaningful and active social life, and negatively affects overall quality of life. In recent years, new approaches have been considered as alternative treatments for LBP. Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is one of these new approaches to acute LBP treatment. Still, recent studies have found contradicting results in terms of the effectiveness of such alternative therapies. This study aimed to compare the effect of SMT in combination with standard physical therapy (SPT) versus SPT alone to treat chronic LBP. A randomized, controlled, parallel group trial was undertaken. A total of 66 subjects were enrolled in the study. The intervention consisted of adding two consecutive SMT two days apart followed by SPT for a total period of one month. The main outcome measure was perceived level of pain intensity. Results showed that both interventions were moderately effective in managing pain and disability in patients with chronic LBP, but that the addition of a SMT seemed to add minimal supplemental benefit to standard treatment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Tose Krstev
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 12:35
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 12:35

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