Background : Low back pain is one of the most prevalent condition . According to the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons about 80 percent of people will have at least one bout with back pain during their lifetime . Various treatments methods have been used like traction SLR , posterior to anterior mobilization etc, but no study was done to compare the effects of posterior to anterior mobilization and traction SLR technique in reducing pain and increasing neurodynamic mobility in patients of low back pain.
Purpose of study : To find out the effectiveness of traction SLR and posterior to Anterior mobilization in decreasing pain and increasing neurodynamic mobility of low back pain patients.
Method : 20 subjects were taken as per selection criteria which included both male and female between the age of 25 to 45 years. They were randomly divided into two groups, group A (n=10) subjects received traction SLR and group B (n=10) received posterior to anterior mobilization. Range Of Motion and VAS were taken as outcome measurement parameters.
Result: Comparison was made between pre and post reading within group using related t – test and between groups by using unrelated t-test for statistical analysis. Result showed statistically significant improvement between pre and post intervention VAS score for both group A and B. Result showed a statistically significant improvement between pre and post intervention ROM in for both Group A and B. Result shows statistically non significant difference between Group A and B in ROM and VAS scores.
Conclusion: Traction SLR and posterior to anterior mobilization are effective in improving ROM and pain in patients suffering from low back pain. However there was no statistically significant difference between Traction SLR and posterior to anterior mobilization in improving Pain and ROM in patients suffering from low back pain.
KEYWORDS: Traction SLR; Posterior to Anterior mobilization; Neurodynamic mobility