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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-25

Chronic low back pain and treatment with microwave diathermy


1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sheri-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
2 Department of Anesthesiology, Sheri-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Sheri-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Sheikh Javeed Ahmad
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, Kashmir - 190 011
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-5333.114860

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Clinical trial of 100 patients of chronic low back ache was conducted in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura a Tertiary care hospital for period of two year from January 2010 to January 2012 to find out effect of Microwave diathermy (MWD). All patients were treated with Microwave diathermy along with conventional treatment. The results were compared and student's 't' test was applied to see the level of significance. A significant improvement after treatment (P=0.000) was found. The present study suggests that short wave diathermy is effective for the treatment of patients with chronic low back pain.


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