alexa Effect of 10\%, 30\%, and 60\% body weight traction on the straight leg raise test of symptomatic patients with low back pain.
Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

Journal of Novel Physiotherapies

Author(s): Meszaros TF, Olson R, Kulig K, Creighton D, Czarnecki E

Abstract Share this page

Abstract STUDY DESIGN: Single group test-retest repeated measures. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of lumbar traction with 3 different amounts of force (10\%, 30\% and 60\% body weight) on pain-free mobility of the lower extremity as measured by the straight leg raise (SLR) test. BACKGROUND: There are several recommendations on how lumbar traction should be performed, but the duration, frequency, force, and type of technique to be applied differ among the sources. METHODS AND MEASURES: Ten subjects with subjective complaints of low back pain or radicular symptoms with a positive unilateral SLR test below 45 degrees participated in this study. The pain-free mobility of the lower extremity in the SLR test position was measured prior to and immediately following 5 minutes of static traction in the supine position. Random assignment in the order of the amount of applied traction was implemented. RESULTS: The straight leg raise measurements were found to be significantly greater immediately following 30\% and 60\% of body weight traction as compared to pretraction and 10\% of body weight traction. The mean (SD) SLR measurements were pretraction (24.1 degrees +/- 13.0), 10\% of body weight traction (27.4 degrees +/- 14.5), 30\% of body weight traction (34.0 degrees +/- 14.3), 60\% of body weight traction (36.5 degrees +/- 15.8). CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study indicate that traction in this group of patients improved the mobility of the lower extremity during the SLR test. Both 30\% and 60\% of body weight tractions were shown to be effective for increasing motion beyond pretraction levels. This article was published in J Orthop Sports Phys Ther and referenced in Journal of Novel Physiotherapies

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

  • 5th International Conference on Physiotherapy
    November 27-28, 2017 Dubai, UAE

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords