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Effect of Myofascial Release Technique on Lumbar Fascia Thickness and Low Back Pain: A Clinical Trial


Introduction: This study aims to evaluate the effect of lumbar myofascial release (MFR) technique on pain and thickness of the lumbar fascia tissue in patients with non-specific low back pain.
Materials and Methods: In this clinical trial, 20 subjects with non-specific low back pain were treated by MFR on the lumbar region at 4 sessions. Low back pain severity and thickness of the lumbar fascia tissue were assessed by ultrasonographic imaging before and after the intervention.
Results: Subjects showed significant reduction in lumbar fascia thickness (P=0.000) and low back pain severity (P=0.000).
Conclusion: The lumbar MFR technique is effective in patients with non-specific low back pain due to reducing the lumbar fascia thickness and low back pain.

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Low back pain Fascia Myofascial pain syndromes Manual therapy Ultrasonography

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Tamartash H, Bahrpeyma F, Mokhtari Dizaji M. Effect of Myofascial Release Technique on Lumbar Fascia Thickness and Low Back Pain: A Clinical Trial. jmr. 2022;16(3):244-251.