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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Effectiveness of Theragun and Ergonomic Advice in Patients with Low Back Pain among Bus Drivers - A Randomized Controlled Trial

Urvej Mansuri, Shivani Patel

Abstract: Background: Low back pain (LBP) is a major health issue affecting millions of people world-wide (Pope et al., 2002a) and common disorder involving the muscles, nerves, and bones of the back. The goal of ergonomics is to ensure a good fit between the workers and their job, thereby maximizing worker comfort, safety and health, productivity and efficiency. Due to vibration, blood circulation is improved to have a thermal effect. Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Theragun in low back pain and ergonomics advice among bus drivers. Study Design: Randomized Controlled Trail. Method: The study population consisted of thirty participants who had undergone low back pain. The subjects were randomly allocated into two groups: An Experimental Group (n-15) and A Control Group (n-15). The participants who allocated to an experimental group was completed fifteen sessions of classic PT for 3 weeks (5 sessions per week) Study setting in OPD, Nootan College of Physiotherapy at Sankalchandpatel University. Outcome Measure: NPRS (numeric pain rating scale), Oswestry low back pain disability. Result: In group A Experimental (Thergun and ergonomic advice) and group B Control, all data was expressed as mean ? SD and was statistically analyzed using paired ?t? test and independent ?t? test to determine the statistical difference among the parameters at 0.5% level of significance. Statistical data of NPRS & Oswestry low back pain disability scores showing that, the Theragun showed more significant effect in the low back pain subjects, with the significant value of p < 0.01 for the post treatment data. Conclusion: In this study we conclude that Theragun machine and ergonomic advice to give greater improvement in pain and functional performance in low back pain among bus drivers

Keywords: Theragun, low back pain, Bus drivers



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