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Arbnore Ibrahimaj Gashi1, Arjeta Azemi2

1University of Prishtina, Medical Faculty, Physiotherapy Department, Prishtina, Kosovo
2College of Medical Science and Diagnostic and Therapeutic Center “Rezonanca”, Prishtina, Kosovo

The Effect of Physical Therapy in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain

Sport Mont 2019, 17(1), 51-54 | DOI: 10.26773/smj.190209


Low back pain is the most common cause of disability. Epidemiological studies have generally considered that risk factors for starting backache are interrelated in three dimensions: individual factors and lifestyle, physical or biomechanical factors, and psychosocial factors. The main aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of physical therapy in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain. This retrospective study was conducted at the Diagnostic Therapeutic Center Rezonanca, Department of Physiotherapy in Prishtina, Kosovo, during the period January-March 2017. Analyzed data were collected from year 2015-2016, included physiotherapeutic reports of patients of both sexes, Lasegue’s test and improvement of the patients after 10 sessions of physical therapy treatment. The main criteria for inclusion in the research was chronic non-specific low back pain with a duration of more than 6 months. According our results we found statistical significance difference regarding the overall condition of treatment from the total number of patients (t=2.004, p<0.05). Based on this research we can conclude that physical therapy is highly effective treatment in reducing chronic non-specific low back pain.


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