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RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 854-856


Conventional physical therapy with low level laser therapy on pain and functional disability in patients of upper trapezius muscle trigger point

Iqra Waseem, Fahad Tanveer, Arooj Fatima.

Abstract
Objective: To compare the effectiveness of conventional physical therapy with and without low level laser therapy on pain and functional disability in patients with trigger point of upper trapezius.
Methodology: This single blind randomized control trial was conducted at Health Care Physiotherapy, Sports, Spine & Rehabilitation Center, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Patients were placed into 2 groups using computer generated randomization sheet. Patients in group 1 were treated with low-level laser therapy with conventional physical therapy, while group 2 patients received only conventional physical therapy. Outcome measures were Numeric Pain Rating Scale and Neck Disability Index. SPSS version 21 was used for data analysis.
Results: Out of 62 patients, 12(19.35%) were male and 50(80.65%) female. There were 31 patients in each group. Mean age in the group was 27.81+7.72 years. There was statistically significant difference among two groups with respect to any parameter (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Conventional physical therapy with low level laser therapy was found more effective in reducing pain and functional disability in patients with trigger point of upper trapezius.

Key words: Intramuscular, trapezius, trigger points.


 
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Waseem I, Tanveer F, Fatima A. Conventional physical therapy with low level laser therapy on pain and functional disability in patients of upper trapezius muscle trigger point. RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 854-856.


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Waseem I, Tanveer F, Fatima A. Conventional physical therapy with low level laser therapy on pain and functional disability in patients of upper trapezius muscle trigger point. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=64148 [Access: December 17, 2020].


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Waseem I, Tanveer F, Fatima A. Conventional physical therapy with low level laser therapy on pain and functional disability in patients of upper trapezius muscle trigger point. RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 854-856.



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Waseem I, Tanveer F, Fatima A. Conventional physical therapy with low level laser therapy on pain and functional disability in patients of upper trapezius muscle trigger point. RMJ. (2020), [cited December 17, 2020]; 45(4): 854-856.



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Waseem, I., Tanveer, . F. & Fatima, . A. (2020) Conventional physical therapy with low level laser therapy on pain and functional disability in patients of upper trapezius muscle trigger point. RMJ, 45 (4), 854-856.



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Waseem, Iqra, Fahad Tanveer, and Arooj Fatima. 2020. Conventional physical therapy with low level laser therapy on pain and functional disability in patients of upper trapezius muscle trigger point. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 854-856.



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Waseem, Iqra, Fahad Tanveer, and Arooj Fatima. "Conventional physical therapy with low level laser therapy on pain and functional disability in patients of upper trapezius muscle trigger point." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 854-856.



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Waseem, Iqra, Fahad Tanveer, and Arooj Fatima. "Conventional physical therapy with low level laser therapy on pain and functional disability in patients of upper trapezius muscle trigger point." Rawal Medical Journal 45.4 (2020), 854-856. Print.



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Waseem, I., Tanveer, . F. & Fatima, . A. (2020) Conventional physical therapy with low level laser therapy on pain and functional disability in patients of upper trapezius muscle trigger point. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 854-856.








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