A Brief Note On Low Back Pain ( Lbp ) Essay

978 Words Oct 3rd, 2015 4 Pages
Low back pain (LBP) is cited as the second most common musculoskeletal problems for which treatment is sought by individuals. An estimated 90% of LBP reported in clinical practice is categorized as idiopathic or nonspecific, meaning that the underlying pathoanatomy is unclear (Walker, 2000). Spinal manipulation (SM) has been identified as efficacious treatment methods, especially for patients with nonspecific LBP (Slater, 2012). Early use of thrust manipulation among patients with LBP has been claimed for better outcomes and provides rapid recovery (Laerum et al., 2007). High velocity, low amplitude (HVLA) thrust techniques of the spine are also known by several names, e.g. High Velocity Thrust Manipulation, Spinal Adjustment, and Grade V mobilization (Bronfort, 2010). Thrust manipulation consisted of a high-velocity, low amplitude at end range grade, involving a short/long lever technique that was targeted to improve arthrokinematic of zygopophyseal joint of spines. Research into patients likely to benefit from SM interventions has become trendy, all in an attempt to optimise patient care (Childs et al, 2004). Spinal manipulation clinical prediction rule (CPR) is one of such CPRs; that facilitating prognosis or predicting the effect of patients likely to benefit from SM. It was derived by Flynn et al in 2002 and validated by Childs et al in 2004 and is a stage II CPR. This implies it can be confidently used in different clinical settings, on a wide range of patients by…

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