Immediate Effect of Muscle Energy Technique on Quadratus Lumborum Muscle in Patients with Non-Specific Low Back Pain

Authors

  • Poonam Tawrej1 , Ravinder Kaur2 , Snehal Ghodey3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v14i1.3422

Keywords:

: Muscle Energy Technique, Quadratus Lumborum muscle, Non specific Low back pain.

Abstract

[Purpose] The aim of this study was to evaluate the immediate effect of Muscle Energy Technique on
Quadratus Lumborum Muscle on pain level and active Lumbar Range of motion in patients with acute and sub
acute nonspecific Low back pain. [Subjects and Method] Sixty patients with nonspecific low back pain and
limited lumbar ROM were selected. The subjects were randomly assigned to an experimental group(n=30),
which received treatment consisting of Muscle Energy Technique to Quadratus Lumborum muscle and hot
pack, while that of control group received only hot pack to lower back. Pain levels using NPRS and Lumbar
ROM using Modified Schober’s test were measured before and immediately after the interventions in both
groups. [Results] Both the groups showed significant improvement in outcome measures. However, the
Experimental group showed better results on comparing with control group. [Conclusion] The combination
of Muscle Energy Technique to Quadratus Lumborum muscle along with hot pack treatment was found to
be effective in reducing pain and improving lumbar ROM after a single intervention session.

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Author Biography

  • Poonam Tawrej1 , Ravinder Kaur2 , Snehal Ghodey3

    1
    Intern at MAEER’s, 2
    Professor at MAEER’s, 3
    Principal at MAEER’s Physiotherapy College,
    Talegaon Dabhade, Maharashtra, Indi

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Published

2020-01-30

How to Cite

Immediate Effect of Muscle Energy Technique on Quadratus Lumborum Muscle in Patients with Non-Specific Low Back Pain. (2020). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 14(1), 180-184. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v14i1.3422