Effects of Connective Tissue Manipulation Versus Stretching Exercises in Primary Dysmenorrhea

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Updated on 24 July 2022
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Summary

The study will be a randomized clinical trial in which the effect of connective tissue manipulation will be compared with the effect of stretching exercises on pain and severity of symptoms in primary dysmenorrhea. Inclusion criteria will include nulliparous females in the age range of 18-25 years old. Exclusion criteria will be women with irregular menses (<21 and >35 days), systemic and gynecological diseases (gastrointestinal, autoimmune, psychiatric diseases, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory diseases), pregnant women, previous pelvic surgery, traumatic injury. The participants will be allocated to two groups, group A and B. Group A will receive connective tissue manipulation on sacral, lumbar, lower thoracic and anterior pelvic regions with the patient in sitting and supine positions. Group B will receive active stretching exercise regime including forward, backward ad side trunk bending, heel raise, half squatting, knee to chest, hamstring stretching, calf stretching and abdominal contractions.

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The study will be a randomized clinical trial in which the effect of connective tissue manipulation will be compared with the effect of stretching exercises on pain and severity of symptoms in primary dysmenorrhea. Inclusion criteria will include nulliparous females in the age range of 18-25 years old. Exclusion criteria will be women with irregular menses (<21 and >35 days), systemic and gynecological diseases (gastrointestinal, autoimmune, psychiatric diseases, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory diseases), pregnant women, previous pelvic surgery, traumatic injury. The participants will be allocated to two groups, group A and B. Group A will receive connective tissue manipulation on sacral, lumbar, lower thoracic and anterior pelvic regions with the patient in sitting and supine positions. Group B will receive active stretching exercise regime including forward, backward ad side trunk bending, heel raise, half squatting, knee to chest, hamstring stretching, calf stretching and abdominal contractions.

All the participants will be informed about the manner of research and will be asked to sign the consent form after they are willing to participate in the study. WaLIDD score and dysmenorrhea severity scoring will be used to determine and assess the dysmenorrhea pain and severity. Treatment sessions will be conducted for 8 weeks, 3 times in a week and each session will be carried out for 20 minutes. At the end of two months, subjects will be assessed for their two menstrual cycles. SPSS 21 will be used for data analysis. After checking normality of data appropriate tests will be applied.

Details
Condition Primary Dysmenorrhea
Treatment Stretching Exercises, connective tissue manipulation
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05357001
SponsorRiphah International University
Last Modified on24 July 2022

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Inclusion Criteria

Nulliparous women • Age range of 18 to 25 years

Exclusion Criteria

Women with irregular menses (<21 days and >35 days)
Systemic and gynecological diseases
Pregnant women
Women taking contraceptive pills
Traumatic injuries
Previous pelvic surgery
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