EFFECTS OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT) AND MEDITATION IN CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN

Authors

  • Ranade Parag S Professor and Head of Department, Neuro-Physiotherapy, Smt. Kashibai Navale College of Physiotherapy, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Manali Bora Intern

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31878/ijcbr.2020.64.02

Keywords:

Key words: Cognitive, Behavioral, Meditation, Chronic, Low, Back

Abstract

Abstract –  

Context: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a highly prevalent and often disabling condition among adults. Meditation is a practice which uses a technique like mindfulness, or focusing their mind on a particular thought, activity - to train awareness, achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. Cognitive – behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that has been documented to be effective in treating depression, chronic pain and other mental disorders.

Aim:  To compare the effects of both, CBT and Meditation on pain management in CLBP.

Method: 27 patients with CLBP between the age group of 36-50 yrs were selected. They were divided into 3 groups. A 4 week intervention of conventional physiotherapeutic exercises, Meditation and CBT was given. Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire and Numerical Pain Rating Scale were used as outcome measures.

Results: Our study shows significant results pre and post all interventions, but no significant difference can be seen when the three interventions are compared to each other (with p<0.05)

Conclusion: On the basis of the result obtained, we can say that all three interventions have a positive effect in pain reduction in CLBP.Statistically, no intervention has a better effect over others. But clinically meditation group performed better.

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Published

2020-10-29

How to Cite

S, R. P., & Bora, M. (2020). EFFECTS OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT) AND MEDITATION IN CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN. International Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research, 5-8. https://doi.org/10.31878/ijcbr.2020.64.02

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