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SJKU 2012, 17(2): 72-81 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of the effect of infra-red and hot pack on reduction of pain associated with lumbar discopathy
Mokhtar Yaghobi 1, Mohammad Fathi 2, Daem Roshani Dr3, Sina Valiee 4, Mehrdad Moradi Dr3, Hadi Hasankhanki Dr5
1- Instructor Kurdistan University of Medical Science , my11202002@yahoo.com
2- Tehran University of Medical Sciences
3- Kurdistan University of Medical Science
4- Instructor Kurdistan University of Medical Science
5- Assistant professor Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:  
Background and Aim: Disk herniation is one of the causes of low back pain that 90% of people experience this pain. There are many pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods to alleviate the low back pain, such as physiotherapy techniques (infra-red and hot pack, etc.). In this study we investigated the effect of infra-red and hot pack on the low back pain associated with disk herniation. Material and Methods: In this experimental study, 60 patients with disk herniation were selected and divided randomly into infra-red and hot pack groups. Severity of the pain was measured on the basis of a numerical rating scale up to 10. Intervention was performed three times a week for one month. Severity and duration of pain were measured before and after intervention. SPSS software was used for data analysis. Results: The results of this study showed that the mean scores of pain severity and duration in infra-red group was 65.67±8.33 minutes which decreased to 44.33±5.60 minutes after intervention. The respective values for the hot pack group were 81±8.6 and 50.33±5.60 minutes before and after intervention. Effect of infra-red and hot pack on pain reduction was the same after intervention but infra-red was more effective in reducing the duration of pain. Conclusion: Considering the effect of infra-red, it can be recommended for pain reduction as a safe non pharmacological method. Hot pack is also effective in reducing pain by producing humid heat and patients’ compliance with this method will be higher.
Keywords: Infra-red, Hot pack, Disk herniation, Pain.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/07/6
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Volume 17, Issue 2 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2012) Back to browse issues page
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مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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