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McKenzie Method: Uses, Research Studies & Pain Treatment


What is McKenzie Method?

The McKenzie method is a well known way to deal with  spinal pain. One of the key parts of the McKenzie method is that patients get individualized treatment in light of their condition.53

McKenzie Method Research Studies

In a systematic review by Clare et al, the objective was to explore the viability of McKenzie therapy in the treatment of spinal pain. For this systematic review they accumulated 24 studies, with 6 randomized trials that met all requirements for the review.53 At short term follow up the McKenzie therapy gave a mean 8.6 pain diminishment on a 0 to 100 point scale.53 In one cervical trial Mckenzie therapy gave comparative advantages to an exercise program.53 The results of the review demonstrated that McKenzie therapy results in a more prominent decline in pain and disability in short term compared  with standard therapies.53 There isn’t sufficient information on the long term effects of the Mckenzie method. 

In another systematic review by Machado et al, they took a gander at randomized trials to assess the effectiveness of the McKenzie method for low back pain.54 11 randomized trials were incorporated into this review. In these 11 randomized trials, it demonstrated that on a 0 to 100 point scale pain diminishment was at – 4.16 points and disability at – 5.22 points at the 1 week follow-up when compared with passive therapy  for acute lower back pain.54 At the point when the McKenzie method was compared to the the stay active advice, a decline in disability supported the advice, at the 12 week follow-up. The review came to the conclusion that  the McKenzie method is more effective than passive therapy for lower back pain, however the extent of distinction recommend that there are no clinically beneficial impacts.54 There is additionally limited proof for the utilization of the McKenzie method in chronic low back pain.

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