Vol 11, No 6 (2010): Practical Diabetology
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Effectiveness of physiotherapy in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 and low back pain

Marta Topolska, Rafał Sapuła, Paweł Trzebiński, Rafał Burak, Marek Maciejewski, Krzysztof Marczewski
Diabetologia Praktyczna 2010;11(6):210-215.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION. Efficacy of treatment in medicine is to obtain the patient’s condition improved as a consequence of optimal treatment. Appropriate focus of rehabilitation is associated with pain syndrome to know the justification and adaptation to the specifics of patients with type 2 diabetes. Considerable modification of the procedure will result in maximum efficacy. Defining the effectiveness of rehabilitation is an issue extremely important and unexplored. Requires careful analysis and comprehensive knowledge of human psychophysical. It is therefore necessary to improve knowledge concerning the new guidelines, the process of rehabilitation. The goals: Identify the factors determining the effectiveness of rehabilitation for patients with low back pain patients with diabetes mellitus type 2.
MATERIAL AND METHODS. The study included a group of 300 people with low back pain episode — due to cross: spondiloarthrosis, discopathy, spondylolisthesis and nerwus ischiadic with diabetes mellitus type 2 treated at the Rehabilitation Clinic of Uniwersity of Management and Administration in Zamość, the period from May 2009 to March 2010.
RESULTS. Patients with type 2 diabetes was observed to improve the mobility is improved compared with patients without diabetes. Reduce the intensity of pain in patients with type 2 diabetes is comparable to the improvement in patients without diabetes. Improve the quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes is comparable to the improvement of patients without diabetes.
CONCLUSIONS. Patients with diabetes did not differ significantly in the perception of improvement in pain, locomotion, and the quality of life than patients without diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is not a factor in determining the effectiveness of rehabilitation in regard to subjective feelings of pain in patients with low back pain. (Diabet. Prakt. 2010; 11, 6: 210–215)

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