Background: Low back pain during pregnancy can affect the daily living activities of pregnant women to a certain extent, and even lead to fetal agitation and threatened abortion. Kinesio taping (KT) can improve tissue circulation and provide elastic supports, which is a reliable method to treat low back pain. At present, there is a lack of high-level clinical evidence for the treatment of low back pain during pregnancy with KT. Therefore, this study will systematically review and analyze currently available randomized controlled trials to evaluate the efficacy and safety of KT in the treatment of low back pain during pregnancy.
Methods and analysis: This protocol is guided by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Protocols. We will search the following database sources of the Randomized controlled trials: PubMed, the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Web of Science, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM), Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure Database (CNKI), Chinese Science, and the Wanfang Database. From the establishment of the database to April 2021. Two independent investigators will conduct an electronic literature search, study selection, data extraction, and quality assessment to summarize and evaluate the efficacy of KT in the treatment of low back pain during pregnancy. and risk of bias will be assessed using the Cochrane bias risk tool. All data analysis will be conducted using Revman5.3 software.
Result: This study will objectively and comprehensively evaluate the efficacy and safety of randomized controlled trials of KT for low back pain during pregnancy, and submit the results to a peer-reviewed journal for publication.
Conclusion: This study will provide clinicians with the latest high-quality evidence for the use of KT in the treatment of low back pain during pregnancy.
Systematic review registration: PROSPERO CRD42021250373