The Effects of Mckenzie Approach and Kinesio Taping Technique in Individuals with Mechanical Low Back Pain: A Comparative study

Manikandan, A (2013) The Effects of Mckenzie Approach and Kinesio Taping Technique in Individuals with Mechanical Low Back Pain: A Comparative study. Masters thesis, K.M.C.H. College of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore.

[img]
Preview
Text
2701100manikandan.pdf

Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

INTRODUCTION : Low back pain with a life time prevalence of approximately 60-80% is recognized internationally as a major health, social and economic burden.41 Mechanical low back pain is one of the most common problems in modern society. It causes major economic problems in industrialized nations. It accounts for the second leading cause of absenteeism from work.13 Most back pain presenting in general practice is due to the dysfunction of element of mobile segment – that is, the two apophyseal joints, the ligamentous and muscular attachments. This problem often referred as mechanical pain, a general term which covers both radicular and non radicular pain, mainly includes dysfunction of the joint of the pain.1 Mechanical low back pain is described as a musculoskeletal pain which varies with physical activities and not involving root compression or series of spinal disease.9 Bed rest is considered to be an effective management of acute low back pain. There is strong evidence that supports bed rest greater than two days is not effective in the treatment of acute low back pain. Restriction of activity is impressive for recovery from mechanical low back pain. AIM: To compare the effects of McKenzie approach and Kinesio Taping technique in individuals with Mechanical low back pain. OBJECTIVES: 1. To find out the effect of McKenzie approach on level of pain in individuals with Mechanical low back pain. 2. To find out the effect of McKenzie approach on functional abilities of individuals with Mechanical low back pain. 3. To find out the effect of Kinesio Taping technique on level of pain in individuals with Mechanical low back pain. 4. To find out the effect of Kinesio Taping technique on functional abilities in individuals with Mechanical low back pain. 5. To compare the effects of McKenzie approach and Kinesio Taping technique in individuals with Mechanical low back pain. CONCLUSION: Study was to evaluate the effects of McKenzie approach and taping technique in individual with Mechanical low back pain. The pain status was measured using Visual Analogue Scale and functional abilities was measured using Modified Oswestry Disability Index Scale. 20 subjects were taken from typical population and randomly divided into 2 groups Experimental group A and Experimental group B with 10 in each group. Experimental group A was given McKenzie approach. Experimental group B was given Kinesio Taping. The values of pain and functional abilities was measured on the beginning of the treatment and end of the 4th week. The result were analyzed using student „t‟ test. The result showed there is significant difference between Experimental group A and Experimental group B. Experimental group A improved more than Experimental group B. Thus as conclusion, the current study provides evidence that McKenzie approach is more effective in reducing pain and improving functional abilities in individuals with Mechanical Low Back.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mckenzie Approach ; Kinesio Taping Technique ; Individuals ; Mechanical Low Back Pain ; Comparative study.
Subjects: PHYSIOTHERAPY > Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics
Depositing User: Selvamani J
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 11:43
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2018 10:14
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/1761

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item