Effect of spinal mobilization with leg movement in patients with lumbar radiculopathy

Takeaway

  • In patients with lumbar radiculopathy, spinal mobilisation with leg movement (SMWLM) improved leg and back pain, disability, straight leg raise (SLR) range of motion (ROM) and patient satisfaction in the short and long term.

Why this matters

    The addition of SMWLM to standard treatment would induce greater pain reduction and improve function and patient satisfaction in patients with lumbar radiculopathy.