Impact of two therapeutic interventions in patients with non-specific low back pain
Objective: To evaluate the impact of two therapeutic interventions in patients with non-specific low back pain. Materials and methods: Prospective study, in which in 20 subjects from both genders assigned through consecutive sampling of the two interventions: Group 1: 10 sessions of conventional physiotherapy treatment (CPT) (Ultrasound, TENS: Transcutaneous Electrical Nervous Stimulation y HWC: Hot Wet Compresses) and Group 2: 10 sessions of Motor Control Exercises (MCE). A numerical Pain Scale (NPS) was applied before and after each intervention. Results: In the first group, it was found a 20% decrease the pain scores after 10 sessions compared with the baseline measurements (before the intervention) (p=0.03). Similarly, in the second group, pain score dimished 42% respect to baseline values at the end of the 10 therapeutic sessions (p = 0.03). When comparing the two interventions, the MCE were more effective than the CPT, even from the first treatment session (p <0.05). Discussion: a significant reduction of pain was found in both groups, although this reduction was significantly in the group treated with MCE.
Osorio, MAM; Shulz, SAK; Mejia, JMM; Suarez-Roca, H
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