Compare the Effectiveness of Interferential Therapy with Mckenzie Versus TENS With Mckenzie to Reduce Low Back Pain

Authors

  • Ahalya. S
  • Vinodhkumar Ramalingam
  • Prathap Suganthirababu
  • Jagatheesan Alagesan
  • Pradeep Balakrishnan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/fwp1e142

Keywords:

Low back pain IFT, TENS, McKenzie, VAS, OSWESTRY Low back pain disability questionnaire.

Abstract

Background: Low back pain is not an illness but rather a collection of symptoms that are typically acute and selflimiting.
It has an impact on work performance and general wellbeing. The most commonly used modalities of
LBP are Interferential therapy and TENS. Hence this research work is done to check the effectiveness of IFT with
McKenzie and TENS with McKenzie for reducing low back pain.
Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of IFT and TENS combined with McKenzie to reduce low back pain.
Materials and Methods: 60 subjects were selected based on selection criteria.. The subjects were assessed using
VAS and OSWESTRY Low back pain disability questionnaires . The subjects selected were divided into two
groups. IFT group(n=30) received IFT for 20 minutes per day combined with McKenzie exercises TENS group (n=
30) received TENS for 20 minutes per day combined with McKenzie exercises. These interventions were given for
4 days per week for 2 weeks. Study period: October 2022 to July 2023.
Result: The pretest and posttest values were analyzed and results suggest that the IFT group has significant
improvement when compared with the TENS group with p value <0.0001.
Conclusion: The study concludes that the IFT with McKenzie and TENS with McKenzie is effective for patients
with low back pain but IFT with McKenzie seems to be more effective than TENS with McKenzie.

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Author Biographies

  • Ahalya. S

    Undergraduate, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Vinodhkumar Ramalingam

    Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and
    Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

  • Prathap Suganthirababu

    Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Jagatheesan Alagesan

    Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Pradeep Balakrishnan

    Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, KPJ Healthcare University, Kota Seriemas, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Compare the Effectiveness of Interferential Therapy with Mckenzie Versus TENS With Mckenzie to Reduce Low Back Pain. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 401-405. https://doi.org/10.37506/fwp1e142