International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research

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Type of Article : Original Research

Year: 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 5 | Page No. 1227-1232

Date of Publication: 11-10-2015

DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2015.181


T. Manisha Mistry *1, Vishnu Vardhan 2, Tushar Palekar 3, Rasika Panse 4.

*1 MPT Pediatrics, Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune, India.
2 Assistant Professor, Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune, India.
3 Principal, Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune, India.
4 Assistant Professor, Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune, India.

Corresponding author: Dr. Manisha Mistry (PT), MPT Pediatrics, Dr. D.Y.Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune, India.


Background: Primary dysmenorrhea is a common disabilitating factor in most of the adolescent girls. It is a major cause of inability to concentrate on their work or studies, class or school absenteeism, inability to perform in their academic activities. This study conducted to assess the effect of non-invasive treatments for pain relief during dysmenorrhea.
Aim and Objectives: To study the effect of Conventional TENS and Spinal mobilization on pain in Primary Dysmenorrhea in adolescent girls.
Materials and Methods: Fifty adolescent girls aged between 14-18 years were selected for the study that fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Quasi experimental study was done to compare the effect of TENS and Maitland’s spinal mobilisation in Adolscent girls suffering from primary dysmenorrhea. They were randomly divided in two groups: Group A for TENS (n= 24) and Group B for spinal mobilisation (n= 26) and participant’s menstrual history was recorded. Girls with severe dysmenorrhea, pelvic pathology and spinal pathology were excluded from this study. Treatment was given on 1st and 2nd day of menstruation period. Adolescent girls   marked the Short form Mc gill Pain Questionnaire (SFMPQ) which includes PPI and VAS before and just after the treatment.  Total scores were noted and subjected to statistical analysis.
Result: Data was analyzed using Mann Whitney U test which compared data between groups; results were not statistically significant (p> 0.05) for SFMPQ, PPI and VAS. Pain relief was approximately the same for the two groups. Conclusion: The study concludes that TENS and mobilisation both are effective reducing pain among adolescent girls who suffer from primary dysmenorrhea.
KEY WORDS: Adolescent girls, Dysmenorrhea, conventional TENS, Spinal mobilisation, Pain.


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Manisha Mistry, Vishnu Vardhan, Tushar Palekar, Rasika Panse. EFFECT OF CONVENTIONAL TENS VERSUS SPINAL MOBILIZATION IN PRIMARY DYSMENORRHEA IN ADOLESCENT GIRLS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY. Int J Physiother Res 2015;3(5):1227-1232. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2015.181




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