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2022, Vol. 9, Issue 5, Part D

Comparative study on effectiveness of myofascial release technique along with ultrasound therapy V/S myofascial release technique along with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in the fibromyalgia neck patients


Author(s): Sagar K, Dr. R Raja and Dr. Channappa

Abstract: Introduction: Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by wide spread musculoskeletal pain with multiple symptoms which include fatigue, sleep disturbance, cognitive dysfunction and psychological distress. It is one of the most common chronic pain conditions in the world. It has prevalence rate of 2% in the world population, and it’s found 1% to 4.9% in women population, 0% to 2.9% in men population. There are many aetiologies fibromyalgia such as Diet, Viral, Occupation, Seasonal, Environmental, Post traumatic stress disorder, Psychological and Cognitive behavioural factors are most common. Neck pain is one of the symptoms that experience with fibromyalgia.
Aim: To compare the effect Myofascial Release technique along with Ultrasound Versus Myofascial Release technique along with Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in the Fibromyalgia Neck patients.
Materials and Methods: This was a Randomised Control study. A total of 60 patients were divided into two groups of 30 each. Group A patients treated with Ultrasound along with MFR and Group B patients treated with TENS along with MFR and outcome measures were collected on day 1, at the end of 2nd week and at the end of 3rd week. Data from study were analysed using the statistical package SPSS 21.0 (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL) and level of significance was set at p<0.05.
Results: Group B shows the mean of VAS is 7.6 (SD 1.10) at day 1 which was reduced to mean of 4.2 (SD 0.88) at the end of 2nd week and this was further reduced to mean 1.93 (SD 0.78). (p<0.05) in group B compared to group A patients. The group B shows the range of motion of Cervical flexion and extension where the mean of the patients in group B was 24.6 (SD 4.13) on day 1, which was increased to a mean of 29.16 (SD 3.73) at the end of Week 2, which was further increased to a mean of 34.83 (SD 4.25) at the end of week 3. The group B shows the range of motion of Cervical Lateral flexion right and left where the mean of the patients in group B was 24.6 (SD 4.13) on day 1, which was increased to a mean of 29.16 (SD 3.73) at the end of Week 2, which was further increased to a mean of 34.83 (SD 4.25) at the end of week 3. The group B shows an increase in the range of motion of Cervical rotation right and left where the mean of the patients in group B was 29.5 (SD 4.22) on day 1, which was increased to a mean of 34.66 (SD 4.13) at the end of Week 2, which was further increased to a mean of 47.66 (SD 5.37) at the end of week 3. The group B shows the RFIQ mean of 123.9 (SD 14.27) on day 1 which was decreased to mean of 93.16 (SD 12.92) at the end of week 2, which was further decreased to mean of 64.33 (SD 15.47) at the end of week 3 with statistically significant difference p<0.05.
Conclusion: The present study showed Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation along with Myo Fascial Release had shown superior sensitivity in increasing the Cervical Range of motion, reducing the pain and increasing the overall impact.


DOI: 10.22271/kheljournal.2022.v9.i5d.2655

Pages: 231-237  |  82 Views  8 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Sagar K, Dr. R Raja, Dr. Channappa. Comparative study on effectiveness of myofascial release technique along with ultrasound therapy V/S myofascial release technique along with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in the fibromyalgia neck patients. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(5):231-237. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/kheljournal.2022.v9.i5d.2655
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