Can Brain Cure Pain and Fear? Effect of Graded Motor Imagery on Post Operative Lumbar Degenerative Diseases -Randomized Control Trial
Keywords:Degenerative Lumbar Spine Surgery, Fear Avoidance Belief, Pain, Graded Motor Imagery.
Objective: The study aimed at evaluating the effect of GMI on fear of movement, LBP, leg pain and disability
post degenerative lumbar spine surgery.
Materials and Method: 60 participants were randomly allocated to Group-A and Group-B. FAB, back &
leg pain, and disability was assessed using FABQ, NPRS and ODI. In Group-A, participants were given
GMI twice a week for 3 weeks. In Group-B, participants were not given any active intervention. After 3
weeks, both the groups were evaluated again on FABQ, NPRS and ODI.
Results: Pre and Post-treatment scores of FABQ, NPRS-back, NPRS-leg, and ODI was obtained. In both
groups, each outcome measure had significant results with p value of 0.0001 (95% CI), however, Group-A
showed better outcome compared to Group-B.
Conclusion: The study concluded that GMI training during immediate post-operative period may be
beneficial for reducing fear of movement, pain and disability.