Kinesio Taping applied to lumbar muscles influences clinical and electromyographic characteristics in chronic low back pain patients
European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 05/27/2011Paoloni M et al.
When applied to chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients, Kinesio Taping (KT) leads to pain relief and lumbar muscle function normalization shortly after its application; these effects persist over a short follow–up period.
KT plus exercise, KT alone or exercise alone have been used for four weeks.
Pain, disability and lumbar muscle function were evaluated before and after the treatment period.
The patients in all three groups displayed a significant reduction in pain after treatment, though only the exercise–alone group displayed reduced disability.
A return to normal lumbar muscle function was observed in 28% of patients, but was not related to a reduction in pain.
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