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A Comparison of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Exercise and Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation on the Reduction of Chronic Low Back Pain

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dc.contributor.author Jenna M. Bellano
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-24T21:18:26Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-24T21:18:26Z
dc.date.issued 10/11/2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12088/8074
dc.description.abstract Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) exercise and Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation (TENS) are a treatment for reducing chronic low back pain (CLBP). The purpose of this critically appraised topic was to determine which treatment is more effective. Six randomized control trials (RCTSs) were selected and reviewed. Pain was measured using a visual analogue scale or the Oswestry LBP Disability Scale. Three RCT's showed manually resisted isotonic (exercise against resistance) PNF exercise is effective at reducing CLBP, with exercise parameters for PNF effective at 3 sets of 15, 4-5 times per week. Three RCT?s showed high frequency sensory TENS is effective at reducing CLBP. Two RCTs used TENS for 30 min/day for 2-5 weeks; one used TENS for 120 min/day for 4 weeks. The researchers concluded that PNF and high frequency, sensory TENS were effective at reducing CLBP.
dc.description.sponsorship Wanda Swiger
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Keene State College
dc.subject Athletic Training
dc.title A Comparison of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Exercise and Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation on the Reduction of Chronic Low Back Pain
dc.type Presentation


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