EFFECTIVENESS OF CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT IN LUMBAR PAIN IN CROSSFIT PRACTITIONERS

EFICÁCIA DO AJUSTE QUIROPRÁTICO NAS DORES LOMBARES EM PRATICANTES DE CROSSFIT

EFICACIA DEL AJUSTE QUIROPRÁCTICO EN LOS DOLORES LUMBARES EN PRACTICANTES DE CROSSFIT

DESIREE MOEHLECKE LUIZ ALBERTO FORGIARINI JUNIORAbout the authors

ABSTRACT

Objective:

To evaluate the efficacy of acute chiropractic adjustment in individuals who practice CrossFit with regard to complaints of low back pain and the joint range of motion in this region.

Methods:

A randomized clinical trial comprised of CrossFit practitioners from a box in Novo Hamburgo-RS, of both sexes and aged 18 to 40 years who had low back pain at the time of the study. The following tools were used: Semi-structured Anamnesis Questionnaire, Visual Analog Scale, McGill Pain Questionnaire, and SF-36 Quality of Life Questionnaire. Individuals in the control group answered the questionnaires before and after CrossFit training. The chiropractic group performed the same procedure, plus pre-training chiropractic adjustment and joint range of motion (ROM) before and after lumbar adjustment.

Results:

There was a significant increase in pain in the control group, and a significant decrease in pain in the chiropractic group, including one day after the chiropractic adjustment. In the chiropractic group, the joint ranges of motion had a significant increase in flexion and extension of the lumbar spine after chiropractic adjustment.

Conclusion:

The chiropractic group achieved a significant improvement in pain level and joint range of motion, suggesting that acute chiropractic adjustment was effective in reducing low back pain.

Keywords:
Physical exercise; Manipulation, chiropractic; Low back pain; Range of motion; articular.

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