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Effectiveness of kinesio-taping on pain and functional disability on non-specific low back pain-a randomized clinical trial.

Authors:Neeru Bharti , Reena Arora , Lalit Arora Shiraz Bhatty
Int J Biol Med Res. 2016; 7(1): 5402-5405  |  PDF File


Introduction: Non-specific low back pain is defined as pain not attributable to a recognizable or known specific pathology. Non-specific low back pain is characterized by the absence of structural change. The most frequent site of low back pain is in the 4th and 5th lumbar segment. Chronic low back pain constitutes one of the greatest factors limiting activity in adults under the age of 45. Methods and Materials: 30 patients (15 in each group), both males and females weretaken. Informed consent were signed by the patients and patients were divided into two groups by random number table, Group A and Group B. Patients were assessed at 0 day before giving treatment and follow up of patients were done on 2nd week and 4th week after completing the treatment. Group A patients were receiving conventional physiotherapy including of moist heat therapy and spinal strengthening (lumbar loading) exercises. Treatment was given for 5 times a week for 4 weeks. Group B patients were receiving kinesio taping plus conventional physiotherapy. Kinesio tape wasapplied twice a week for 4 weeks for a total of 8 sessions. VAS (Visual Analog Scale), RMQ (Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire) and ROM (Range Of Motion) were checked. Discussion& Conclusion:There was no significant difference at 2nd week as compared to 0 week (p>0.001 or p>0.05) of VAS, RMQ, ROM (Flexion), but there was a significant difference at 4th week (p<0.001 or p<0.05) as compared to both 0 week and 2nd week. Therefore, it seems that the Kinesio-taping plus conventional physiotherapy are more beneficial than conventional physiotherapy alone when treating nonspecific low back pain patients