Comparison between Neural Mobilization and Mckenzie Approach in Reducing Pain, Improving Mobility and Functional Ability in Peoples with Lumbar Radiculopathy
Keywords:Lumbar radiculopathy, NPRS, Modified schober’s method and MODI
Background: Lumbar radiculopathy is the compression of lumbar nerve root. The most common causes of nerve
root compression are intervertebral disc herniation and degenerative alterations. About 3% of cases, disc disease
causes lumbar radiculopathy. Pain is the major symptom.
Purpose: The study is to compare the effectiveness of neural mobilisation and McKenzie approach in reducing
pain, improving mobility and functional ability for peoples with lumbar radiculopathy.
Materials and Methods: A Experimental study which consists of 64 subjects who were selected based on inclusion
and exclusion criteria from A.K.B physiotherapy during the period of November 2022 to April 2023. They were
split into two groups , the Neural mobilisation group(n=32) and McKenzie group(n=32).The intervention was
given for 5 days a week for 4 weeks . The pre and post test values were measured using (NPRS), Modified Schober’s
method and (MODI).
Results: With a p value of 0.0001, the mean of the Neural Mobilization 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 , improving mobility and functional ability for peoples with lumbar radiculopathy.
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