Rohita Sharma, Dr. Jharna Gupta and Dr. Ramhari Meena
Background: Primary dysmenorrhea (PD) states to painful cramps before and/or during menstruation. There is a need for emphasis on alternative methods of conservative treatment, so as to reduce the dependence on drugs for alleviating the symptoms. Primary dysmenorrhea is also associated with significantly high economic burdens due to absenteeism, and 2-3fold increased healthcare costs. It is seen that myofascial release technique is effective in reducing pain in musculoskeletal pain and muscle relaxation
Objective: The main aim of this clinical study is to determine the effect of Abdominal and Pelvic Diaphragm Release technique along with Hot Water Fomentation in Patients with Primary Dysmenorrhea using WaLIDD Scale and VAS.
Settings and Study Design: study done on students of M.G.M. Allied Health Sciences Institute, MAHSI, Govt, Autonomous M.G.M. Medical College Indore (M.P.)
Material and Methods: N:60 female subjects with participated in the study, underwent treatment after giving their informed consent. They were evaluated for mild and moderate dysmenorrhea through WaLIDD score and VAS and then treatment given. Post-treatment VAS and WaLIIDD were recorded.
Data Analysis: Data were analyzed by SPSS software 25.0 (Trial unpaired t-test version), Mann Whitney U test had been used.
Result: N: 60 females were studied in this present research design. The mean of all respondent (60) found to be 23.80±3.06 years while the range of age was from 18-35 years. There was a gross statistical mean difference in VAS and WaLIDD were found as pre-test was 4.92±1.24 and 5.88±1.12 to post-test was 3.52±1.16 and 4.05±1.05.
Discussion and Conclusion: Abdominal and pelvic diaphragm release along with Hot Water Fomentation is effective in instant pain reduction in primary dysmenorrhea.
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