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Bowen Technique for patients with low back pain

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Non-specific lumbar spine pain syndromes (nslsp) are currently the most common ailment. There are many physiotherapeutic methods that reduce pain and improve the functional status of patients. One of them is Bowen Technique (BT), which is a little-known fascial therapy and is characterized by a holistic approach to the patient. The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of BT in patients with non-specific lumbar spine pain syndromes. We examined 50 patients aged 25-60 (the average age was 39.92, SD ± 9.510, median 37.0). An interview was conducted with each patient. Functional examination based was done four times. It included Revised Oswestry scale, Low Back Pain Disability Scale measurements of the range of motion of the lumbar spine and Visual analogue scale (VAS) was used to describe the pain of patients. Eeach patients attended into three procedures of Bowen Therapy. The pain in the lumbar spine decreased after the first TB and its level is constantly reduced with each subsequent procedure. Analyzing all subjects, statistically significant differences were visible between the state before therapy and each subsequent examination, as well as between the first and the third treatment. In the subjects, the health condition is improved, and more precisely, the intensity of pain, the frequency of its occurrence and the increase in independence were reduced. A study showed that there was a statistically significant improvement in patients' health due to therapy. The ranges of motion of the lumbar spine as a result of the therapy increased. The assessment of TB therapy after the first treatment is mostly good, and after the third 66% of respondents assess as very good. The number of patients who are very satisfied with the effectiveness of the treatment increases from the procedure to the procedure.
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  • Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Poznan University of Medical Sciences name of K. Marcinkowskiego, 28 Czerwca 1956 r. no 135/147 Str., 61-545 Poznan, Poland
  • Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Poznan University of Medical Sciences name of K. Marcinkowskiego, 28 Czerwca 1956 r. no 135/147 Str., 61-545 Poznan, Poland
  • Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Poznan University of Medical Sciences name of K. Marcinkowskiego, 28 Czerwca 1956 r. no 135/147 Str., 61-545 Poznan, Poland
  • Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Poznan University of Medical Sciences name of K. Marcinkowskiego, 28 Czerwca 1956 r. no 135/147 Str., 61-545 Poznan, Poland
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