EFFECTIVENESS OF KINESIOTAPING ON LOW BACK PAIN IN IMMEDIATE POST-VAGINAL DELIVERY FEMALES
*Mansi N. Modi and Dr. Anand Gangwal
Objective: To find effect of kinesiotaping on low back pain in post-vaginal delivery females. Study Design: Randomized control trial. Background: This study will help to plan the treatment protocol for reducing post- vaginal delivery LBP and will provide them with immediate help to get back to their activities of daily living more quickly and comfortably. Methods and Measures: Study population: Post-vaginal delivery females having immediate low back pain. Outcome measures. (A) Roland-Morris Low back pain and Disability Questionnaire., (B) Visual analogue scale. Intervention: The intervention period was of 48 hours wherein kiseotaping was done in experimental group with exercise and only exercise in control group and both outcome measures were documented. Results: Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test was used to compare inter-group values of VAS and RMDQ. Mann-Whitney Test was used to compare the intra-group data. The baseline intra-group values of VAS and RMDQ were analysed to be non-significant. The study results shows significance when pre and post values of VAS in control and experiment group were compared independently with p=0 and also when comparison was done intra-group p=0.02. There is significance difference seen when pre post values of RMDQ were compared independently with p=0 but when comparison was done intra- group p=0.8 was the value which did not show significance. Conclusion: The study concludes that kinesiotaping can be used as an adjunct to exercises in treatment for low back pain reduction but is not effective in improving functional disability in immediate post-vaginal delivery females.
Keywords: Post-pregnancy, Functional disability, pelvic floor exercises, post-natal care.
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