Comparative Study on Myofascial Release Technique and Muscle Energy Technique in Reducing Pain and Improving Functional Activity for People With Chronic Low Back Pain: Experimental Study

Authors

  • Kency Angelin P T
  • Ramana K
  • Kamalakannan M
  • A Anitha
  • Gok Kandasamy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/t51zkz69

Keywords:

low back pain, Myofascial Trigger Release, Muscle Energy Technique, Numerical Pain Rating Scale, Oswestry Disability Index.

Abstract

Background: Chronic Low Back Pain is a complex and multifactorial condition, often associated with muscular
imbalances, trigger points, and myofascial restrictions. MRT focuses on releasing myofascial restrictions, while
MET utilizes muscle contractions to normalize muscle length and improve joint mobility. Both techniques have
shown promising results individually.
Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of myofascial release technique and muscle energy technique in reducing
pain and improving functional activity in individuals with chronic low back pain.
Material and Method: This is an experimental study done using purposive sampling technique with inclusion
criteria of age between 30 to 55, Patients who were diagnosed with chronic low back pain (Duration of at least 12
weeks). patients with history of Fractures and Musculoskeletal conditions were excluded. The sampling size of the
study is (n=90) subjects for a period of 6 weeks [February 2023 to March 2023].
Results: The results revealed significant improvement of functional activity in patients with chronic low back pain.
Conclusion: This study finally concluded that MRT is more effective than MET in reducing pain and improving
functional activity for individuals with Chronic Low Back Pain.

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Author Biographies

  • Kency Angelin P T

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

  • Ramana K

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

  • Kamalakannan M

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

  • A Anitha

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

  • Gok Kandasamy

    Associate Professor, School of Health and Life Sciences, Teesside University, UK.

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Comparative Study on Myofascial Release Technique and Muscle Energy Technique in Reducing Pain and Improving Functional Activity for People With Chronic Low Back Pain: Experimental Study. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 931-936. https://doi.org/10.37506/t51zkz69