Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 8; Issue 2 (April 2020)

Page No.: 3389-3393

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2019.154


Reshma Gurav  *1,  Shweta Nahar 2.

*1 Associate Professor, MGM College of Physiotherapy, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

2 Physiotherapist, MPT Musculoskeletal Sciences, MGM Department of Physiotherapy, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Corresponding author: Dr. Reshma S. Gurav (PT), Associate Professor, Department of Musculoskeletal Sciences, MGM College of Physiotherapy, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Mobile No. 9920332810
E-Mail: reshmagurav81@gmail.com


Background: Menstrual distress is characterized by crampy pelvic pain beginning before or at onset of menstruation, abdominal pain, bloating, headache, backache, irritability, depression, anxiety, mood changes, fatigue and sleep disturbances. Primary dysmenorrhea is defined as recurrent, painful menses in women in the absence of an identifiable pelvic pathology. Secondary dysmenorrheais menstrual pain associated with underlying pelvic pathology. The aim of the study was to find the efficacy of lumbar spine manipulation on menstrual distress.

Methods: The study was a cross-sectional study. Menstrual Distress Questionnaire (MDQ) and Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NRS) were used as an outcome measure. The lumbar spine manipulation technique was given to the participants.

Results: The post lumbar manipulation technique showed the significant improvement in menstrual distress symptoms along with significant improvement in backache, headache, abdominal discomfort and work absenteeism.

Conclusion: The lumbar spine manipulation is effective in relieving menstrual distress symptoms.

Key words: Lumbar spine manipulation, Menstrual distress, Menstrual Distress Questionnaire, Dysmenorrhea.


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Cite this article: Reshma Gurav, Shweta Nahar. EFFECT OF LUMBAR SPINE MANIPULATION ON MENSTRUAL DISTRESS. Int J Physiother Res 2020;8(2):3389-3393. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2019.154