EFFECT OF SHOCK WAVE IN TREATMENT OF SCIATIC NEURALGIA
*Gamal Salaheldin Elmorsy M.D. and Hend Sayed Abulsalam M.Sc
Objective: The purpose of this study was to detect the effect of shock wave in treatment of sciatic neuralgia. Methods: Thirty male and female patients suffering from sciatic neuralgia were assigned randomly into two equal groups. Study group (GA) (n=15) and control group (GB) (n=15). The patients in the study group (GA) received shock wave and therapeutic exercise, the patients in control group (GB) received therapeutic exercise only. Parameter of pain assessment through visual analogue scale and balance stability through biodex stability system were measured before and after four weeks of treatment for both groups. Result: showed that there was significant decrease in pain and significant improve in balance (over all stability index, medio-lateral stability and antro-post stability) in the study group. There was no significant improvement in pain and stability index in the control group. Conclusion: The shock wave was effective method in treatment of sciatic neuralgia.
Keywords: Sciatic neuralgia, Pain, Balance, Shockwave.
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