Comparison of the Effect of Neural Mobilization and Kinesio Taping on Pain and Quality of Life in Subjects with Sciatica – A Randomized Clinical Trial
International Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy
Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2016, Pages: 19-23
Received: Jul. 3, 2016; Accepted: Jul. 27, 2016; Published: Sep. 5, 2016
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Chitra Jeba, Department of Neuro-Physiotherapy, Institute of Physiotherapy, KLE University, Belagavi, India
Joshi Diker Dev, Department of Neuro-Physiotherapy, Institute of Physiotherapy, KLE University, Belagavi, India
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Abstract
Background and Purpose: There is paucity of comparison between the effect of neural mobilization and kinesio taping in reducing pain on sciatica although individual approaches have shown to reduce pain. We compared the effect of neural mobilization and kinesio taping on pain and quality of life in subjects with sciatica. Methods: 30 subjects with sciatica participated in this randomized clinical trial. Subjects were randomly allocated into neural mobilization or kinesio taping groups. Outcomes included Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Sciatica Bothersomeness Index (SBI) and Modified Oswestry Low Back Pain Questionnaire (MODQ). Results: Although both neural mobilization and kinesio taping were effective in reducing pain and improving quality of life, neural mobilization showed statistically significant result than kinesio taping in Visual Analogue Scale and better results among other scales. Discussion and Conclusions: The results of this study show that although both neural mobilization and kinesio taping are helpful in reducing pain and improving quality of life in sciatica, neural mobilization is more effective compared to kinesio taping.
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Sciatica, Neural Mobilization, Kinesio Taping, Pain, Quality of Life
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Chitra Jeba, Joshi Diker Dev, Comparison of the Effect of Neural Mobilization and Kinesio Taping on Pain and Quality of Life in Subjects with Sciatica – A Randomized Clinical Trial, International Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2016, pp. 19-23. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnpt.20160203.11
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