Comparison of Low Level Laser Therapy with Cryostretch and Ultrasound Therapy with Cryostretch among Individuals with Upper Trapizitis
Keywords:Ultrasound,Low Level Laser therapy, Upper trapizitis, Numerical Pain Rating Scale(NPRS), Neck Disability Index(NDI).
Background: One of two important superficial muscles, the trapezius extends laterally to the scapular spine and
longitudinally from the occipital bone to the lower thoracic vertebrae.Scapulae movement and arm support are
two of its roles.
Purpose: To determine and compare the effect of low level laser therapy with cryostretch and ultrasound therapy
with cryostretch in upper trapizitis patient.
Materials and Methods: A total of 322 subjects were selected randomly based on inclusion and exclusion criteria.
Written informed consent obtained from the participants who met a pre-defined inclusion and exclusion criteria.
History of pain was collected from the patient. In this study, the samples were randomly divided into two groups
and group A had a low level laser therapy with cryostretch and group B had a ultrasound therapy with cryostretch.
Treatment was administered for weeks three times a week.
Results: The statistical analysis of the data using paired and unpaired t-tests revealed a substantial improvement
in the participants who received cryostretch ultrasound therapy.
Conclusion: The study concluded that ultrasound therapy with cryostretch was more effective in reducing the
pain when compared to low level laser therapy with cryostretch in patient with upper trapizitis.
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