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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-40

Effect of sciatic nerve neurodynamic sustained natural apophyseal glides on individuals with pelvic crossed syndrome: A randomized controlled trial

Department of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, KAHER, Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Sneha Pradeep
Department of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, KAHER, Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijptr.ijptr_40_19

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Background: Pelvic crossed syndrome (PCS) is a common predisposing factor of low back pain. If left untreated, PCS could result in various spinal and lower-limb pathologies which would hinder an individual's functional abilities and affect their quality of life. Aims: The study aimed to evaluate the effect of sciatic nerve neurodynamic sustained natural apophyseal glides (SNAGs) along with a stretching-strengthening protocol on individuals with symptomatic PCS. Settings and Design: This study was conducted in a tertiary care center; this was a randomized controlled trial. Materials and Methods: Forty-two individuals were randomly allocated to control group (conventional physical therapy) and experimental group (sciatic nerve neurodynamic SNAGs along with conventional physical therapy) using envelope method. The outcome measures – pressure pain threshold, degree of lumbar lordosis, modified Thomas test, finger-to-floor test, and Modified Oswestry Disability Questionnaire (MODQ) were obtained from the participants on day 1 and posttreatment on day 6, respectively. Both the groups received the treatment for 45 min per session for 6 consecutive days. Statistical Analysis Used: Parametric dependent t-test was applied through R software 3.5.1. Results: Intragroup analysis revealed statistically significant changes in all outcome measures in both the groups. Statistically significant changes were observed in the intergroup analysis of all the outcome measures (P < 0.0001) in favor of the experimental group except degree of lumbar lordosis (P = 0.78) and MODQ (P = 0.27). Conclusion: Sciatic nerve neurodynamic SNAGS when given along with conventional therapy resulted in significant and superior improvement as compared to conventional therapy alone in patients with symptomatic PCS in terms of pain sensitivity and flexibility.

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