The Effect of Kinesio Taping on Pain, Functional Disability, and Trunk Range of Motion in People With Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Single-group Pretest-Posttest Trial

  • Soheila Abbasi ORCID Department of Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mohammad Reza Hadian Rasanani ORCID Department of Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Nastaran Ghotbi ORCID Department of Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Gholam Reza Olyaei ORCID Department of Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Omid Rasouli ORCID Department of Public Health and Nursing, Department of Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
Keywords:
Low back pain, Kinesio taping, Functional disability, Range of motion

Abstract

Introduction: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of Kinesio Taping (KT) on low back/pelvis pain, disability, and trunk Range of Motion (ROM) in individuals with nonspecific chronic low back pain (CLBP) after 72 h.
Materials and Methods: Eighteen patients with nonspecific CLBP participated in this study. Pain intensity, Oswestry low back pain disability questionnaire, and lumbar ROM were evaluated once before the intervention (KT with 50% tension) and then 72 h after. For statistical analysis, we used the paired sample t-test.
Results: Pain intensity was significantly reduced (P<0.01). But KT did not improve disability and lumbar ROM (P>0.05).
Conclusion: Based on the results, 72 h KT over the lumbopelvic area did not improve disability and lumbar ROM in people with nonspecific CLBP while there was a significant reduction in pain intensity. The proposed mechanism of the KT effects is inconsistent with these results.

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2020-05-28
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Abbasi S, Hadian Rasanani MR, Ghotbi N, Olyaei GR, Rasouli O. The Effect of Kinesio Taping on Pain, Functional Disability, and Trunk Range of Motion in People With Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Single-group Pretest-Posttest Trial. jmr. 14(1):47-54.
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