Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 26, Pages: 1-6
Taeseong Ju, Wonjae Choi, Youjin Yang and Seungwon Lee*
Department of Physical Therapy, The Graduate School of Sahmyook University, Seoul – 01795, Republic of Korea; [email protected]
Low back pain is the most common injury and almost people is suffered of life span, however, the etiology remains unclear. Poor hip mobility is one of factors cause the low back pain. It is lead to functional limitation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of hip mobilization on pain, function, and psychological factors for patients suffering from chronic low back pain with limited range of hipjoint motion. Forty Subjects were recruited from rehabilitation hospital. Patients were randomly assigned to experimental (n=20) or control groups (n=20). Both groups received conventional physical therapy for forty minutes, three times a week for six weeks. Experimental group was performed additional hip mobilization for fifteen minutes, three times a week for six weeks. All of the patients were evaluated for pain, function, and psychological factors before and after intervention. The experimental group showed significantly decreased pain, the index of function disability, and psychological factors (p<.05). Also, this group showed remarkably increased range of motion (p<.05). The control group showed significantly diminished pain (p<.05). This group also demonstrated notably increased range of motion except trunk extension (p<.05). There were significant differences between two groups in pain, function, and psychological factors (p<.05). The result of this study confirmed that hip mobilization brings positive effects on pain, function and psychological factors for patients with chronic low back pain. Thus, our results strongly recommend hip mobilization as an effective treatment method along with conventional physical therapy for chronic low back pain with limited range of hip joint motion.
Keywords: Function, Hip Joint, Low Back Pain, Mobilization
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