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Journal: International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research (IJPR) (Vol.2, No. 3)

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Page : 577-583

Keywords : Physiotherapy; Neural mobilization; Piriformis Syndrome; Treatment for Piriformis syndrome.;

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Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or otherwise irritated by the piriformis muscle causing pain, tingling and numbness in the buttocks and along the sciatic nerve. Traditional exercise therapy program for sciatica primarily focuses on pain relief but, neural mobilization should be viewed as another form of manual therapy similar to joint mobilization. The focus of this study is to see the effectiveness of neural mobilization on individuals with Piriformis syndrome and to assess the effectiveness over the conventional physical therapy treatment. The sample consisted of 42 subjects, from both sexes, ranging from 30 to 50-years-old. Parameters used are the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and Goniometry measurement for diagnosis and prognosis of the condition. An experimental design was used in this study. The initial 21 participants were assigned to a group I; receive Neural Mobilization and conventional physical therapy; while a second group of 21 participants were assigned as Group II to receive only conventional physical therapy. The median (IQR) of VAS pain in Experiment group is 0(0-0) whereas it is 1(0-1) in the Control group. The Median (IQR) of ROM hip for the Experimental group is 40(39-45) whereas it is 35(32-38 for the Control group. Hence, VAS pain score and ROM hip score depicted statistically significant difference (p

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