The Effect of McKenzie Assessment and Treatment Method on Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain with Radiculopathy, Single Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial
Prof. Dr. Gehan Mousa Ahmed MD, PhD; Prof. Dr. Gehan Mahmoud Ramzy MD, PhD; Dr. Mahmoud Yassin ElZanaty Rezk MD, PhD; Nada Gamal Mahmoud Mohamed Abdelaziz MD

Purpose of the study: The aim of the study is to investigate the effect of McKenzie assessment and treatment method on patients with chronic low back pain with radiculopathy. Methods: Forty patients were randomly allocated in two equal groups (n=20), the control treatment only (Group B), while the other received the control treatment + MDT (Group A). Blindness is done by an independent assessor. All patients were assessed pre and post treatment using Oswestry Disability index (ODI) for disability, Pain DETECT questionnaire (PD-Q) for radiculopathy, Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for pain intensity and inclinometer for trunk Range of Motion (ROM) Also, all patients were assessed using the McKenzie assessment sheet. The treatment method was 6-8 weeks, 2-3 sessions per week. Results: There was no significant difference in: PD-Q between group A and B post treatment (p = 0.33), VAS (p = 1), trunk ROM (p = 0.07). While There was a significant decrease in ODI of group A compared with that of group B post treatment (p = 0.0001). Conclusion: We found a significant improve in the disability in the favor of MDT over the control treatment while no difference between the two groups in the pain intensity, radiculopathy, and trunk ROM.

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