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J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2016 Apr;20(2):280-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2015.08.003. Epub 2015 Aug 14.

Effect of Butler's neural tissue mobilization and Mulligan's bent leg raise on pain and straight leg raise in patients of low back ache.

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1
Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Sancheti Healthcare Academy, 12-Thube Park, Shivajinagar, Pune 411 005, Maharashtra, India. Electronic address: guptaneha2008@gmail.com.
2
Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Sancheti Healthcare Academy, 12-Thube Park, Shivajinagar, Pune 411 005, Maharashtra, India.

Abstract

Low back ache (LBA) is a common musculoskeletal disorder sometimes associated with a positive limited Straight leg raise (SLR) test. Mulligan's bent leg raise (BLR) and Butler's neural tissue mobilization (NTM) are commonly used techniques for the treatment of low back ache where SLR is limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of both the techniques on pain and limited SLR in patients with LBA. Thirty one patients with LBA with radiculopathy were randomly allocated into 2 groups; BLR [n = 16] NTM [n = 15]. The outcome measures i.e. visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain and universal goniometer for measuring SLR range of motion (SROM) were assessed at the baseline, post intervention and after 24 h (follow up). Within group analysis using paired t-test revealed a significant difference between pre-treatment and post-treatment VAS and SROM score(p < 0.05). However no difference was seen between pre-treatment and follow up (p > 0.05). The study showed that both techniques produce immediate improvement in pain and SLR range but this effect was not maintained during the follow up period.

KEYWORDS:

Butler's neural tissue mobilization; Low back pain; Mulligan bent leg raise technique; SLR

PMID:
27210844
DOI:
10.1016/j.jbmt.2015.08.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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