Impact of two therapeutic interventions in patients with non-specific low back pain

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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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Osorio, MAM; Shulz, SAK; Mejia, JMM; Suarez-Roca, H

Published Date

  • May 1, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 338 - 348

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2011-7531

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0120-5552

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.14482/sun.34.2.612.88

Citation Source

  • Scopus