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Fisioterapia e Pesquisa

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VERAS, Larissa Sales Téles et al. Pain in leprosy patients undergoing neural mobilisation treatment. Fisioter. Pesqui. [online]. 2011, vol.18, n.1, pp. 31-36. ISSN 1809-2950.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1809-29502011000100006.

This Study aimed to evaluate the effect of the neural mobilisation technique on pain in patients with leprosy. A sample of 56 individuals with leprosy was randomised into an experimental group (GMN), composed of 29 individuals undergoing treatment with neural mobilisation, and the control group (CG) of 27 individuals who underwent conventional treatment. We evaluated the perception of pain by Visual Analogue Scale - EVA. The GMN underwent treatment using the neural mobilisation technique, which consisted of eighteen treatments (six weeks), at three times per week. The CG was subjected to conventional treatment. The GMN showed a significant reduction (p = 0.000) in pain perception when comparing the pre and post-test for the GMN and when comparing the GMN and CG in the post-test. The CG didn't show any significant result (p=0.520). We concluded that the technique of neural mobilisation promote an improvement on reducing the pain in leprosy patients.

Keywords : Neural Mobilisation; disability degree; pain; leprosy.

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