Comparison of Neural Tissue Mobilization and Muscle Energy Technique on Hamstring Tightness in Chronic Low Back Pain

  • Shivani .Y. Patel1, Chandrakant Patil2, Smita Patil3
Keywords: Chronic low back pain, hamstring tightness, neural tissue mobilization, muscle energy technique.

Abstract

Introduction: Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal problem in a general population
and affecting both male and female population equally. Many therapeutic interventions are used to treat
the symptoms of low back pain. Today the main aim lies at faster recovery rate so the present study was
conducted with the aim to find out the effect of neural tissue mobilization and muscle energy technique on
hamstring tightness in chronic low back pain.
Material and Method: In this comparative study 52 subjects were treated for hamstring tightness on chronic
low back pain between the age group of 25-40 years. The pre and post test was measure by visual analog
scale, Oswestry Disability Index Questionnaire, Straight leg raising test.
Results: The statistical analysis for neural tissue mobilization was Visual analog scale (p =,0.0001),
Oswestry Disability Index Questionnaire (p = <0.0001, Straight leg raising test (p = <0.0001) showed
significant improvement. The statistical analysis for muscle energy technique was Visual analog scale (p
=,0.0001), Oswestry Disability Index Questionnaire (p = <0.0001, Straight leg raising test (p = <0.0001)
showed significant improvement. The study had found that neural tissue mobilization and muscle energy
technique shows equally improvement on hamstring tightness in chronic low back pain.
Conclusion: The study concluded that there was no significant difference between neural tissue mobilization
and muscle energy technique on hamstring tightness in chronic low back pain. Both the technique showed
the equally improvement on hamstring tightness in chronic low back pain.

Author Biography

Shivani .Y. Patel1, Chandrakant Patil2, Smita Patil3

1Intern, Faculty of Physiotherapy, 2Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Faculty of
Physiotherapy, 3Assistant Professor, Department of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Krishna
Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Shivani .Y. Patel1, Chandrakant Patil2, Smita Patil3. (2020). Comparison of Neural Tissue Mobilization and Muscle Energy Technique on Hamstring Tightness in Chronic Low Back Pain. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 375-379. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1133