Non‑drug Non‑invasive Treatment in the Management of Low Back Pain

Author(s): Sahu RL.

Background: Low back pain (LBP) is a major medical problem. World‑wide, from 60% to 80% of people will have it during their lifetime and 2‑5% will have it at any given time. The disease impacts upon activities of daily living ultimately leading to a loss of functional independence and quality of life. Aim: The main purpose of this study was to assess the results of non‑drug non‑invasive treatment in the management of LBP. Subjects and Methods: This was prospective study conducted in the Department of Orthopedics in M. M. Medical College, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India from June 2005 to June 2010. A total of 251 out‑patients of LBP with a mean age of 45 years were studied. They were managed with non‑invasive treatment and were followed for 24 months. Results: Objective Lumbar Spine Assessments up to the age of 40 years at 2 years were excellent. At 40‑60 years of age, it was good to excellent. Over the age of 60 years, it was good. The back pain functional scale were found very good up to the age of 40 years at 2‑year follow‑up, good to very good between 40 and 60 years and over the age of 60 years it was good. Conclusions: Non‑drug non‑invasive interventions can reduce pain and improve function in LBP.


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