Treatment Utilizing a Muscle Energy Technique and the MyoKinesthetic System on Patients With a Diagnosed Disc Injury

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Jena A. Hansen-Honeycutt George Mason University and University of Idaho

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Alan M. Nasypany University of Idaho

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Russell T. Baker University of Idaho

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Two physically active patients presented with low back pain (LBP) and were previously diagnosed with a herniated disc. A unique treatment combination of a muscle energy technique (MET) and MyoKinesthetic (MYK) treatments were used to decrease pain and improve function. The treatment combination displayed clinically significant short-term improvements in four treatments or less and both patients reported no recurrence of pain at their 1-year follow-up. It is questionable if the presence of an anatomical abnormality, such as a herniated disc, is truly the source or unrelated to those experiencing LBP; utilizing a MET and MYK treatment may be beneficial for other patients reporting similar symptoms.

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