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Does the use of interferential current prior to pilates exercises accelerate improvement of chronic nonspecific low back pain?

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Franco, Yuri R. S. [1] ; Franco, Katherinne F. M. [1] ; Silva, Leticia A. [2] ; Silva, Macilene O. [2] ; Rodrigues, Michele N. [2] ; Liebano, Richard E. [3] ; Cabral, Cristina M. N. [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Cidade Sao Paulo, Masters & Doctoral Program Phys Therapy, Rua Cesario Galeno 475, Tatuape, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Cidade Sao Paulo, Phys Therapy Dept, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Phys Therapy Dept, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: PAIN MANAGEMENT; v. 8, n. 6, p. 465-474, NOV 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Aim: Toevaluate whether active interferential current (AIC) before pilates exercises improves pain faster than placebo interferential current (PIC) in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain (CNLBP). Methods: A total of 142 patients with CNLBP were treated with AIC or PIC before pilates exercises. Pain intensity was measured daily before and after treatment by Pain Numerical Rating Scale. Statistical analysis was performed using survival analysis for Kaplan-Meier method. Results: The AIC group presented 30% reduction of pain one session, 50% reduction of pain two sessions and 100% reduction of pain three sessions faster than the PIC group and these improvements were statistically significant (p < 0.05). Conclusion: The AIC before pilates exercises can reduce pain faster than PIC in patients with CNLBP. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/17303-6 - Effectiveness of the addition of the interferential current over the Pilates method in the treatment of patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
Grantee:Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral
Support type: Regular Research Grants