EFFECT OF FACETAL JOINT MOBILIZATION IN LUMBAR SPONDYLOSIS.
Keywords:Lumbar spondylosis, Facetal joint mobilization, Visual analog scale, Modified Schobers test
Â Objectives: Lumbar spondylosis is described as a degenerative condition whose symptoms recur over a period of time. Hence, the objective of this study is to find out the effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and mechanical intermittent lumbar traction (MILT) (conventional therapy) with or without facetal joint mobilization in lumbar spondylosis for speedy and long-term recovery.
Method: A total of 60 subjects clinically diagnosed with lumbar spondylosis of age between 40 and 60 years were recruited and divided into two groups (Groups A and B) with baseline treatment of TENS and MILT given to both groups and facetal joint mobilization along with baseline treatment given to the study group. Pre- and post-intervention outcome were measured using visual analog scale (VAS) for pain and modified Schobers test (MST) for a range of motion.
Result: Results showed extremely significant improvement in VAS and MST score in Group A.
Conclusion: Facetal joint mobilization along with TENS and MILT is effective in relieving pain and improving range of motion in lumbar spondylosis.
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