International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023 | Rating: 5.5 / 10


A Study to Compare the Effectiveness of Thermotherapy versus Cryotherapy in Treatment of Low Back Pain among College Students

Prakashkumar J. Patel [4] | Namrata Patel [5]


Abstract: Introduction: Low back pain is one of the most common health problems where 75 per cent of the population develop it at least once during their life. This study examined the effectiveness of thermotherapy and cryotherapy in treatment, on pain relief in patients with low back pain. Materials and Methods: Study was conducted on 30 patients. subjects divided into 3 categories, acute (N=10), sub - acute (N=10), chronic (N=10). Subjects falling in each of these categories were randomly divided into 2 groups. Group I received Thermotherapy and Group II received cryotherapy. Both the group were assessed for low back pain prior to the treatment and after 7 days of treatment. Results: Cryotherapy patients reported significantly less pain compare to thermotherapy (p<0.05) during acute phase and thermotherapy patients reported less pain compare to cryotherapy (p<0.05) in sub - acute and chronic phase. Conclusion: The study was aimed to find out which therapy is effective on low back pain and statistical analysis proves that cryotherapy is effective during acute stage and thermotherapy during sb - acute and chronic stages.


Keywords: Low back pain, Thermotherapy, Cryotherapy


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,


Pages: 700 - 702



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