Vol - 29, Issue - 05
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-25-04-2022-1386
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Abstract : To investigate the effect of dexamethasone iontophoresis on pain and function in patients with sciatica. This study was conducted on thirty patients from both sexes with unilateral sciatica due to lumbar disc herniation at L4-L5 and /or L5-S1 level. Their ages ranged from 30 to 45 years. They were randomly assigned into two equal groups: the study group (GA) and the control group (GB). Group A (study group): this group received dexamethasone iontophoresis in addition to a selected physical therapy exercise program. Group B (control group): this group received a placebo dexamethasone iontophoresis in addition to the same selected physical therapy exercise program. Each patient was evaluated before and after four weeks of treatment by visual analogue scale (VAS), Straight leg raising test (SLR) and Modified Oswestry disability index (ODI) to assess the sciatic pain and function. There was a statistically significant decrease of the mean values of VAS and ODI in the study group compared to the control group post treatment (p=0.001 and p = 0.003 respectively). There was a significant improvement in SLR test results in study group compared to control group post treatment (p = 0.02). Dexamethasone iontophoresis has a significant effect on pain and function in patients with sciatica.

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