Effect of Seven Sessions of Posterior-to-Anterior Spinal Mobilisation versus Prone Press-ups in Non-Specific Low Back Pain – Randomized Clinical Trial YC10-YC13
Dr. Shlesha G Shah,
SPB Physiotherapy College, Surat, Gujarat-395009, India.
Introduction: Low back pain is non-specific in 85% of population. Posterior-to-anterior (PA) mobilization and press-up exercises are common physical therapy interventions used to treat low back pain.
Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of posterior-to-anterior spinal mobilization and prone press-ups in non-specific low back pain.
Materials and Methods: The study design was double blind randomized clinical trial. Forty participants reporting to Physiotherapy Out-patient department in hospital who were 18-45 years of age and had diagnosis of non-specific low back pain were included. Primary outcome measures were lumbar extension range, pain and physical function.
Results: Both interventions resulted in significant reduction in the average pain scores for both groups. Similarly, gain in total lumbar extension was significant in both the PA mobilization group and the press-up group. Functional scores significantly improved for both the groups. Both the groups significantly differed in terms of pain, lumbar extension and functional scores. PA mobilization proved to be a superior intervention.
Conclusion: PA mobilization and press-ups can be used as an effective intervention in non-specific low back pain.