Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2019)
Immediate effects of lumbar manual traction on pressure pain threshold in information technology professionals
Author(s): Grishma Panchal, Dr Keerthi Rao, Dr Neha Naik, Khushboo Parikh
Abstract: Title: Immediate effects of Lumbar manual traction on pressure pain Threshold in information technology professionals. Background: Lumbar spine is the most involved region in people who are involved in working for long duration which demands sitting. This usually results in pain, decreased ROM which eventually results in work disability. By using lumbar manual traction on L5 pain pressure threshold can be increased which will help in limiting the pain and increase the ROM. Aim: To determine the effect of lumbar manual traction on pressure pain threshold on information technology professionals. Method: Study involved 30 participants (information technology professionals). Pain pressure threshold with the help of a pressure algometer was taken pre and post intervention and then data analysis was done usingpaired “t” test. Outcome Measure: The outcome measure was the pressure algometer. Result: The data of the present study was analyzed using statistical method of paired t test. The Result showed statistically highly significant increase in the pain pressure threshold post manual traction. The T values obtained were 7.503, 6.924, and 5.757 which were considered as highly significant. Conclusion: From the present study we conclude that lumbar manual traction increases the pain pressure threshold in information technology professionals.