Patitapaban Mohanty*, Monalisa Pattnaik and Sabitri Shaw
Department of Physiotherapy, Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, IndiaFulltext PDF
Aim of the Study was to find out the efficacy of sacral mobilization in patients with spondylolisthesis L5 over S1 in lumber range of motion, function and radiological changes. Methodology: Study design-experimental pre and post-test design. Thirty subjects with low back pain due to spondylolisthesis of L5 over S1 with or without radiation to lower limb were randomly distributed to Group 1-15 subjects treated by Sacral mobilization + conventional exercises and Group 2-15 subjects treated by conventional exercises group for 4 weeks, 5 days/week. Pre-test measurements for all dependant variables % of slippage by X-rays, lumbar flexion range by Schober’s Test and functions by Oswestry Disability Index were taken prior to beginning of therapy and post measurements after 4 weeks of therapy and the data was analyzed by using a mixed design 2 × 2 ANOVA. Results: The overall results of the study suggest that both groups have significant improvement of ROM and function over the period of 4 weeks, but more in experimental group which received sacral mobilization along with flexion exercise, core strengthening, stretching of tight muscle and hot pack shows more significant effects in improvement of Lumbosacral Angle (LSA), percentage of slip compared with conventional group. Low Back Pain (LBA), Straight Leg Raise (SLR), Oswestry Disability Low Back Pain Questionnaire Index (ODI), Lumbosacral Angle (LSA), Standard error of Mean (SME).
Mohanty P, Pattnaik, Shaw S. . Effects of Sacral Mobilization in Patients with Spondylolisthesis of L5 Over S1. Sports Med Rehabil J. 2021; 6(1): 1052.