Contralateral Neurodynamic Technique Versus Passive Accessory Intervertebral Movements on Pain and Range of Motion in Subjects with Sciatica

Authors

  • J. M. Akila Gaweshika Rathnayake
  • S.Nagaraj

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v16i2.18037

Keywords:

Sciatica, Contralateral Neurodynamic Technique, Passive Accessory Intervertebral Movements, Pain, Range of Motion

Abstract

Background: Low backache with sciatica is a highly prevalent disease among world population causing
the high physical limitation and economic burden of low backache with sciatica. CND helps to mobilize
the nerve and PAIVMs have an effect on tissue interface.
Methods: The study was conducted among 30 subjects Group A (n=15) was received the contralateral
neurodynamic technique and therapeutic ultrasound. Group B (n=15) received passive accessory
intervertebral movements and therapeutic ultrasound for continuous 6 days. After 6days the pain and
the ROM were compared. In Group A the mean of the knee ROM improved from 67.20 to 82.90 and
the mean VAS score improved from 5.66 to 4.00 which are statistically significant (p<0.05). In Group B
the mean knee ROM improved from 71.40 to 77.06 and VAS score improved from 5.45 to 2.33(p<0.05)
which are statistically significant as well.
Conclusion: Both the treatment techniques are equally effective in improving the Knee ROM. However,
CNDT has shown more significant results than the PAIVMs in increasing knee ROM in subjects with
sciatica and Passive accessory intervertebral movement technique is more effective in reducing the
pain

Author Biographies

J. M. Akila Gaweshika Rathnayake

Postgraduate Student, Padmashree Institute of Physiotherapy, Affiliated to Rajiv
Gandhi University of Health Sciences, 149 Padmashree Campus, Kommaghatta, Sulikere Post, Bangalore

S.Nagaraj

Professor/Vice- Principal, Padmashree Institute of Physiotherapy, Affiliated to Rajiv
Gandhi University of Health Sciences, 149 Padmashree Campus, Kommaghatta, Sulikere Post, Bangalore

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Published

2022-04-13