Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 8; Issue 5 (October 2020)

Page No.: 3639-3647

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2020.167


Preethi B Shetty *1, R Balasaravanan 2, Ravish V N 3, Prem Kumar B N 4.

*1 Post graduate Student, Kempegowda Institute of Physiotherapy,  Bangalore,  Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

2 Principal, Kempegowda Institute of Physiotherapy,  Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

3 Orthopedician, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

4 Associate Professor, Kempegowda Institute of Physiotherapy,  Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Preethi Shetty, Post graduate Student, Kempegowda Institute of Physiotherapy,  Bangalore, Karnataka, India.   E-Mail: Preethishetty108@gmail.com


Background:  Chronic Non Specific Low Back Pain (CNSLBP) is a common, complex and disabling condition that has been present for longer than three months and is not caused by a serious pathology. Where  as mulligan introduced a new technique in manual therapy, which has a great role in the treatment of Low back pain in subjects may experience pain, limited Range of motion , discomfort while bending and lifting, difficulty in walking for a long distance.

Objective: To find out short term effects of mulligan concept in modified lumbar SNAGS with  Interferential therapy and McGill stabilization exercise in patients with non specific chronic low back pain.

Methods: 30 subjects (32.77±6.118) were recruited for study. Age group from 21to 40 years. All patients received modified SNAG mobilization at the respective painful site followed by conventional therapy. The outcome measures were assessed pre and post mobilization. The subjects were further treated with conventional therapy for 8 sessions for two weeks.

Outcome measures: Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Lumbar flexion  range of motion (ROM) modified modified shober test(MMST)& modified oswestry low back disability questionnaire (MODQ).

Results: Mean difference between pre and post treatment values for Visual Analog Scale  Lumbar flexion  range  modified modified shober test & modified oswestry low back disability questionnaire. were 7.43 ± 2.85, 18.82 ± 22.55 and 59.38 ± 16.96  respectively. All outcome measures were highly significant with p<0.0001.

Conclusion: This study concludes that there is significant result on subjects with non specific chronic low back pain by the intervention of modified lumbar snags with (IFT) interferential therapy and Mc Gill stabilization exercises.

KEY WORDS: Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain, Mc Gill Stabilization Exercises, Modified Lumbar Snags,  Interferential Therapy ,  Modified Oswestry Low Back Disability Questionnaire, Modified Modified Shober Test.


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Cite this article: Preethi B Shetty, R Balasaravanan, Ravish V N, Prem Kumar B N. STUDY ON SHORT TERM EFFECT OF MODIFIED LUMBAR SNAGS WITH CONVENTIONAL PROGRAM IN NON-SPECIFIC CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN PATIENTS. Int J Physiother Res 2020;8(5):3639-3647. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2020.167