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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part F

Effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) aerobic exercise and combination therapy in the management of low-back pain in Kano metropolis Kano Nigeria


Author(s): Saidu Yusuf, Abdulsalam Abdullah and Sadiq Ismaila

Abstract: This study investigated the effects of NSAIDS, Aerobic exercise and combination (NSAID & Aerobic Exercise) therapy in the management of low back pain (LBP) Quasi experimental of counter balance design was used in this study. The instruments used for data collection include; cycle ergometer, visual analogue scale, physician weighing scale, stop watch and height meter. Population of the study comprises patients with primary LBP referred to physiotherapy departments of Murtala Muhammed Specialists Hospital, Abdullahi Wasai Specialist Hospital, mohammed Sir Sunusi Specialist Hospital. Thirty patients with primary LBP were selected through stratified random sampling techniques, in each stratum ten (10) patients were selected. One major hypothesis and four sub-hypotheses were formulated. Each hospital was considered as a stratum and the patients selected in each stratum was a treatment group. Those in the aerobic exercise group were subjected to eight (8) weeks aerobic exercise of 30minutes continues cycle ergometer exercise at 50% maximal heart rate, and cool down of 5-10minutes, for 3-days per week. The NSAID group continued with their drugs but were advised to stick to their physician prescription (Ibrupen 400mg bd X 8/52). While the combined group were subjected to both aerobic exercise and drugs for eight weeks. Description statistic (mean and standard deviation) were used to organize the data collected on the patients physical and performance characteristics. The difference between pre and post treatment values were analyzed using student t-test. One way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test for significant difference among the three group management strategies. Scheffe post hock test was used to locate the point of difference. Result indicated that combine therapy had large treatment effect on the management of LBP, this is followed by aerobic exercise and lastly by NSAIDs. It was therefore recommended that combined therapy of NSAID and aerobic exercise should be the preferred option in the treatment and management of LBP.

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How to cite this article:
Saidu Yusuf, Abdulsalam Abdullah, Sadiq Ismaila. Effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) aerobic exercise and combination therapy in the management of low-back pain in Kano metropolis Kano Nigeria. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(2):301-304.
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