Volume : 5, Issue : 9, SEP 2019




Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder. It defined as a peripheral neuritis of sciatic nerve. It is a condition which is believed to result from compression of sciatic nerve around the piriformis. Focus of this study is to compare the efficacy of neural mobilization and laser on pain and functional activity of lower limb in subjects with piriformis syndrome. The sample consisted of 30 subjects, from both sexes, ranging from 25 to 50-years-old. Parameters are the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and lower extremity functional scale (LEFS). An experimental design was used in this study. 15 subjects were assigned to a experimental group; received 10 sessions of neural mobilization & LASER, while a second group of 15 subjects were assigned as control group; received 10 sessions of only LASER for five sessions per week, in two weeks. All participants were assessed for post values with VAS and LEFS after 2 weeks of training sessions. After the analysis, the results revealed significant improvement in VAS and LEFS in both the groups (p < 0.001) for pain intensity and functional status. But, experimental group improved statistically significant. In this study concluded that the enhanced functional activity by neural mobilization and laser can account for the improvement in the physical status of the subject along with diminished pain. Certainly the neural mobilization and laser combination has positively affected the functional status of the subjects.



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