Effectiveness of bent leg raise technique and neurodynamics in patients with radiating low back pain

  • Muhammad Adnan Department of Health Sciences, City University Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Aatik Arsh Paraplegic Center, Peshawar
  • Babar Ali Department of Physical Therapy, Abasyn University Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Shakeel Ahmad Department of Physical Therapy, Jouf University Sakaka, Saudi Arabia
Keywords: Back, Mulligan technique, Neural mobilization, Pain, Physical Therapy

Abstract

Objective: To compare the effectiveness of bent leg raise technique and neurodynamics in patients with low back pain that radiates up to the knee.

Methods: The pre-test post-test control group study was conducted at Department of Physical therapy, Maqsood Medical Complex and General Hospital Peshawar from February to July 2019. Patients with radiating low back pain of both genders aged 18-60 years were included in the study. Patients were divided into Group-A and Group-B. Group-A patients received Mulligan bent leg raise technique while Group-B patients received neurodynamics. Both groups received five sessions per week, for four weeks. Numeric pain rating scale, Oswestry disability index and goniometer was used to assess pain, functional disability and straight leg raise range before and after the interventions. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 20.

Results: Thirty-two participants with mean age of 38.81±9.94 years, participated in the study. There were no significant differences (P-value >0.05) between the two groups at baseline. Post-treatment, within Group-Analysis showed that all three variables (pain, functional disability and straight leg raise range) significantly (P<0.05) improved in both groups. However, post treatment between Group-Analysis showed that there were no significant differences (P>0.05) between the two groups.

Conclusion: Both neurodynamics and bent leg raise technique significantly improved pain, functional disability and straight leg raise range in patients with low back pain that radiates up to the knee. However, there were no significant differences between the groups who received either neurodynamics or bent leg raise technique.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.38.1.4010

How to cite this:
Adnan M, Arsh A, Ali B, Ahmad S. Effectiveness of bent leg raise technique and neurodynamics in patients with radiating low back pain. Pak J Med Sci. 2022;38(1):47-51. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.38.1.4010

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Published
2021-11-20
How to Cite
Adnan, M., Arsh, A., Ali, B., & Ahmad, S. (2021). Effectiveness of bent leg raise technique and neurodynamics in patients with radiating low back pain. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 38(1). https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.38.1.4010
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