- November 8, 2019 at 12:52 pm #26296
Neck pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders which have a significant economic burden on the health care system. Hence, researchers wanted to investigate the effect of muscle energy technique in the form of post isometric relaxation (PIR) with the traditional physical therapy treatment versus traditional physical therapy treatment alone on pain and range of motion (ROM) in patients with chronic mechanical neck pain (MNP).
About thirty patients were randomly assigned to two equal groups.
Group A was given a traditional physical therapy program
Group B was given the same program in addition to the PIR technique instead of passive stretching.
Neck pain and disability were measured using neck pain and disability scale, while the OB goniometer measured ROM of the cervical spine.
Results: There were significant decreases (P<0.05) in pain, and there were significant increases (P<0.05) in ROM post-treatment for both groups. However, there were significant differences (P<0.05) between both groups post-treatment in the measurable variables.
Based on the results, the study concluded that adding the PIR technique to the conventional physical therapy treatment program of chronic MNP was more effective in reducing pain and functional disability and increasing cervical ROM than the traditional treatment program alone. https://wcts.app/9onyC
- November 11, 2019 at 4:24 pm #26450
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