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J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2011;24(3):155-9. doi: 10.3233/BMR-2011-0289.

Effectiveness of diadynamic currents and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in disc disease lumbar part of spine.

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The Faculty of Physiotherapy, University School of Physical Education, Wrocław, Poland.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Back pain has multi-factorial etiology and is modified by environmental influences, character of work, and individual predispositions.

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study was to compare the efficiency of analgesic DD current therapy and TENS in low back discopathy.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

Eighty patients (age, 45-60 years) with diagnosed low back pain syndrome due to discopathy were subjected to therapy. In the first group (DD) of 40 people, DD current therapy was applied. In the second group (TENS) of 40 people, TENS was applied. The third group of 40 people was a control group in which a functional fitness test was performed for comparison purposes. The control group was in this case an equivalent to a norm. Before the beginning and on the completion of therapy in all patients, a pain level measurement and functional fitness test were performed.

RESULTS:

On the basis of research conducted it was stated that both therapies reduce pain level effectively. Obtained analyzed results conclude that both therapies applied have an analgesic effect.

CONCLUSIONS:

DD current and TENS therapies in low back discopathy have an analgesic impact and improve functional fitness. The applied therapies have a comparable impact on researched parameters.

PMID:
21849729
DOI:
10.3233/BMR-2011-0289
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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