Effects of Mckenzie exercises in reducing pain and improving functional range of motion in individuals with low back pain associated with lumbar disc prolapse- A Review of Literature.
Keywords:lumbar disc prolapse, mckenzie exercises, low back pain
The goal of this study is to see if McKenzie exercises can assist persons with lumbar disc prolapse feel better and have more functional range of motion. Lumbar disc prolapse is one of the most common causes of low back pain. When the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc protrudes at the lumbar level, the spinal cord or nerve roots are directly compressed. The posterior Longitudinal ligament buckles and osteophytes occur commonly as a result of disc bulging. The majority of persons with symptomatic lumbar disc prolapse have morning stiffness and low back discomfort. Depending on the extent of disc protrusion, the herniation can cause a range of issues. During lumbar flexion, the nucleas pulposus receives the majority of the compressive force.
The study concluded that mckenzie exercise is effective in reducing pain and improving functional range of motion in individuals with low back pain associated with lumbar disc prolapse.
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