Combined Effect of Cold Packs, Fastum Gel Phonophoresis and Therapeutic Exercises in Low Back Pain Treatment

  • Mohammed A. Haidar, Al-Razi university
الكلمات المفتاحية: Keywords: Low back pain, Cold packs, Fastum gel phonophoresis, Therapeutic exercises.



Background: Low back pain  is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders in both developed and developing countries. Many people are experiencing such problem through their lifetime. Aim: The study aim was to investigate a combined effect of cold packs, fastum gel phonophoresis and therapeutic exercises in low back pain treatment. Methods: Pre - post study design was carried out to investigate efficacy  of cold packs, fastum gel phonophoresis and therapeutic exercises in low back pain. This study was conducted in the Yemeni Center for Sports Medicine in Sana'a. Fifteen male patients with low back pain  aged 26-45-year old were involved, all of whom had definitive evidence of low back pain  problems. All patients received cold packs, fastum gel phonophoresis, and therapeutic exercises. Treatment was applied 3 times a week for 6 weeks (18 seasons). Pain level, function performance  and range of motion were measured pre and post treatment. Results: The results of this study revealed that there is a significant difference in pain level, functional performance, and range of motion, in addition to good results in percent of improvement in all variables. Conclusion: Combination of colds packs, fastum gel phonophoresis with therapeutic exercises for the treatment of Low back pain  is very effective and helpful in reducing time and cost of treatment.