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Evaluation of the Effects of Lumbosacral Corset on the Patients with Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain

Md. Abdus Shakoor, Mohammad Tariqul Islam, Md. Muhibbur Rahman, Md. Shahidur Rahman, Md. Moyeenuzzaman

Citation Information : Shakoor MA, Islam MT, Rahman MM, Rahman MS, Moyeenuzzaman M. Evaluation of the Effects of Lumbosacral Corset on the Patients with Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2015; 26 (3):65-69.

DOI: 10.5005/ijopmr-26-3-65

Published Online: 01-09-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


A randomised clinical trial was conducted in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR), Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. A total of 81 patients having chronic LBP were included according to the selection criteria. Out of them, 31 (38.3%) were male and 50 (61.7 %) were female in a ratio of 1: 1.61. The mean age of the patients in study was 41.65 ± 8.41years. Female persons were affected in their earlier ages (between 30 and 45 years) than male. Most of the patients were housewives (54.3%). The patients were divided randomly into two groups by the way of lottery for the clinical trial. Group-A patients were treated with NSAIDs, activities of daily living instructions (ADLs) and lumbosacral corset and group-B patients were treated with NSAIDs and ADLs. The patients were followed up weekly for five weeks and significant improvement was recorded after the treatment in both the groups (p=0.001). In comparison between two groups, it was found that there was no significant improvement in pre-treatment, after 1st week and after 3rd week. A little bit improvement was found in group-A patients than group-B after 4th week (p= 0.06). But finally, there was significant improvement in group-A than group-B patients after 5th week (p=0.005). So, it may be concluded that both the treatment is effective for the patients with chronic non-specific LBP. But the patient may be more benefited if lumbosacral corset is used as an adjunct to NSAIDs.

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