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A Comparative Study on the Effectiveness of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation with Neural Mobilization versus Interferential Therapy with Neural Mobilization in the Management of Neck Disability among Subjects with Cervical Radiculopathy

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 4)

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Page : 513-515

Keywords : Cervical radiculopathy; TENS; Neural mobilization; IFT; Neck disability index;

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Background of the study: Cervical radiculopathy is the dysfunction of a nerve root in the cervical spine, is abroad disorder with several mechanism of pathology and it affect people of any age. Cervical radiculopathy is most commonly for ages between 40 to 50. Twenty six to seventy one percent of the adult population experienced an episode of neck pain at some point in their lifetime. Various physiotherapy approaches are available to treat the patients with cervical radiculopathy. This study was an attempt to find and compare effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) with neural mobilization and interferential therapy (IFT) with neural mobilization on neck disability in subjects with cervical radiculopathy. Objective of the study: The objective of the study was to find and compare the effectiveness of TENS with neural mobilization and IFT with neural mobilization on neck disability in the subjects with cervical radiculopathy. Methodology: 30 patients with cervical radiculopathy were selected based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. They were randomly allocated into two groups A and B, consists of 15 subjects each. Group A received TENS with neural mobilization and group B received IFT with neural mobilization. Intervention lasted for 2 weeks, five days in a week. Neck disability was measured by neck disability index before and after 2 weeks of intervention. Conclusion: Two weeks of TENS with neural mobilization is more effective than IFT with neural mobilization in improving neck function among cervical radiculopathy patients.

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