Comparison Between Mckenzie Approach and Lumbar Core Stabilization Exercise in Improving Functional Activity and Reducing Pain for Lumbar Radiculopathy by Using Pain Rating Scale and Functional Scale as an Outcome Tool
Keywords:Lumbar radiculopathy, NPRS, RMDQ Scale
Background: Lumbar radiculopathy, is a symptom of radiating pain in the lumbar nerve root distribution that
may also include sensory and motor dysfunction. The most common causes of nerve root compression are
intervertebral disc herniation and degenerative alterations
Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of McKenzie approach and core stabilization exercise in Lumbar
radiculopathy by reducing pain and improving the functional activity
Materials and Methods: Total of 64 subjects will be selected by a convenient sampling method based on inclusion
and exclusion criteria. The study was fully described to the participants, and their signed agreement was acquired.
Numerical pain rating scale (NPRS), Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ) was used to analyse the
pain, and related disability.
Results: With a p value of 0.0001, the mean of the core stabilization at the post test was shown to be greater than
the mean of McKenzie Exercise.
Conclusion: This study concluded that Neural mobilisation was found to be more effective than McKenzie in
decreasing pain and functional ability for peoples with lumbar radiculopathy
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