Effects of Neural Mobilization on Nerve Conduction Velocity and Neuropathic Symptoms in patients with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

  • 陳 奕安

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Background and Purpose: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is quite common in patients with Diabetes mellitus (DM) over long period of courses The symptoms are numbness tingling burning pain and so on To date there is still no decisive intervention for the DPN patients Neural mobilization is commonly applied on the patients with lumbar radiculopathy carpal tunnel syndrome and other problems of peripheral nerve Previous studies showed the improvements in vibration perception threshold (VPT) while DPN patients received neural mobilization immediately and for 15 times respectively Therefore the purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of neural mobilization on neuropathic symptoms and neurophysiologic functions in DPN patients Methods: This study recruited 16 type 2 patients with DPN Participants received a 6-week intervention program of which contained two types of treatment One was the Neural mobilization (NM group) of L/E 3 sessions per week for 6 weeks The other one was the Mecomin (500mcg/cap) (MED group) TID for 6 weeks prescribed by neurological physician Results: NM group had lower score in Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MNSI) after intervention (p
Date of Award2018 Feb 1
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorChing-Hsia Hung (Supervisor)

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