A neurodynamic test (SLR) is deemed positive with the reproduction of symptoms and/or the presence of antagonistic muscle activity to prevent further nerve bed elongation in low back pain patients. This study identify the neurodynamic changes associated with contralateral limb positioning in patients with low back pain. Objective of this study is to quantify ranges of straight leg raise test with different positioning of the contralateral lower limb in subjects with LowbackPain and to establish which contralateral limb position produces maximum neural tension in ipsilateral straight leg raise test in subjects with LowbackPain11.
Materials and Methods: Sixty patients with Low Back Pain, ranging from 25-45 years of age, with positive SLRT (300-700) were randomly, assessed with Straight Leg Raise test (Basic) with the contralateral lower limb in neutral (Group A), the same test was then carried out with the contralateral lower limb in flexed positions(Group B) and the abduction positioning of the contralateral leg was carried out with 300 passive abduction of the hip joint with the knee and foot in neutral position and were evaluated by measuring ROM with the help of Goniometry. Data analysis was performed using SPSS 16.
Results: This suggests that there were significant difference in three different positioning of contralateral leg on Sciatic nerve sensitivity.
Conclusion: neural mobilization treatment protocol with appropriate positioning of the contralateral extremity for early and effective recovery from LBP.