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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2021, vol. 27, issue3
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2021273.3950
Published online: 21 September 2021

Original article

J of IMAB. 2021 Jul-Sep;27(3):3950-3954
Stamenka MitovaORCID logo, Mariya GramatikovaORCID logo, Margarita AvramovaORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Georgi StoyanovORCID logo,
Department of Kinesitherapy, Faculty of Public Health, Healthcare and Sports, South-West University NeofitRilski, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

Purpose: The study aims to evaluate the effect of kinesiotape methodology on chronic pain syndrome in the lumbosacral region.
Material and Methods: 42 participants with chronic low back pain were recruited and randomly divided into two groups – control (n=19) and experimental (n=23). Foreword and lateral tilt, Borg and Modified Merld’Aubigne Scale for pain were used for assessment before and after treatment. Roland-Morris Questionnaire was done to assess the quality of life before and three months after treatment. The participants received a specialized kinesitherapy program combined with kinesio tape daily for 15 days with a duration of 40 minutes per procedure. They all received a home kinesitherapy program. Data were analyzed using GraphPad prism 3.02.
Results: 42 participants, including 20 women and 22 men, were examined. The mean age (X±SD) of the control group was 45±9.08years, and for experimental was49.13±8.3 years. Median values of the Borg pain scale were as follows: 7.53±0.84 before, and 6.05±0.78 after treatment for the control group and 7.39±0.99 and 4.61±0.78 for the experimental group. Merld’AubigneScaleshows before and after treatment for control group 4.26±065 and 3.12±0.49 respectively, while in experimental was 4.26±0.68 and 2.09±0.44 after treatment. The average of forwarding tilts measured before and after treatment was13.79±3.77cm and 10±3.6cm for the control group and 13.13±3.76 and 7.52±2.25 for the experimental group. Initially, the quality of life questionnaire shows 17.26±1.66 and three months later was 12±1.45 for the control group and 17.35±1.5 before, and descend to 9.00±1.04 for the experimental group. There were statistically significant differences before and after treatment (p <0.05).
Conclusions: Treatment significantly reduces pain and muscle spasms after application and improves thefunctionality of the lumbar spine. Kinesiotape not only helps the reduction of pain symptoms in musculoskeletal pathologies but is also a valuable addition to the kinesitherapy procedures.

Keywords: kinesiotape, kinesitherapy, low back, pain, dysfunction,

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Please cite this article as: Mitova S, Gramatikova M, Avramova M, Stoyanov G. Kinesiotape methodology for chronic pain syndrome in the lumbosacral region. J of IMAB. 2021 Jul-Sep;27(3):3950-3954.
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2021273.3950

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Assis. Prof. Margarita Avramova, PhD, Department of Kinesitherapy, Faculty of Public Health, Healthcare and Sports, South-West University Neofit Rilski, Blagoevgrad; 66, Ivan Mihaylov Str., 2700 Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria; E-mail: margo.arrials@gmail.com

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Received: 02 February 2021
Published online: 21 September 2021

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