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Effeciveness of Integrated Soft Tissue Mobilization on the Functional Outcome in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients


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Keywords : chronic low back pain; soft tissue mobilization; lumbar spine mobility; ODI;

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The experimental study is aimed to analyze the effectiveness of integrated soft tissue mobilization on the pain, lumbar spine mobility and the outcome on functions in chronic low back pain (CLBP). Irrespective of low back pathologies, soft tissues are vulnerable for dysfunction and paves way for pain-spasm vicious cycle. Very few studies in CLBP are being performed to explore its effect and integrated approaches in soft tissue mobilization were not studied. Totally sixty participants were randomized into control and experimental groups in the present study. Baseline measurements of pain severity, lumbar spine mobility and Oswestry disability Index (ODI) were measured. The control group received treatment in the form of strengthening program and stretching maneuvers. The experimental group received the all form of soft tissue mobilization. After three weeks of follow up, all the measurements were taken again. The experimental group showed significant improvement as compared to the control group in terms of lumbar spine mobility, reduction of disability and moderate improvement in pain severity. This study adds the importance of integrated soft tissue mobilization in recovery from CLBP. It further establishes soft tissue mobilization as a part of functional mobilization in rehabilitating CLBP.

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