THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GINGER WATER ON LOW BACK PAIN (LBP)
Low Back Pain (LBP) is a symptom of lower back pain and is a work related musculoskeletal disorder. Giving ginger water is a non-pharmacological method that is considered very effective in reducing pain or muscle spasm (Pharmaceutics, 2013). Heat can be transferred by conduction, convection, and conversion. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of ginger water on complaints of low back pain (LBP) in workers at the Tanah Putih Rokan Hilir sub-district office. The study used a quasi-experimental design with a nonequivalent control group design. The population in this study were 45 workers and 37 workers had met the criteria as a sample. The data collection technique used was interview and observation. The data analysis method used was the dependent t test. The results showed that before giving ginger water, there was a decrease in the level of pain complaints in workers where before being given ginger water the average level of pain was 61.51 and after being given ginger water it decreased to 57.14 the level of workers who experienced low back pain only. Dependent t test results obtained p-value = (0.005) < (0.050) so that regular administration of ginger water is effective in reducing complaints of low back pain at the Tanah Putih Rokan Hilir sub-district office. Based on the results of the study, it is recommended for workers who have complaints of low back pain to be able to drink ginger water 2-4 grams of boiled ginger every day until the pain is reduced.
Low Back Pain (LBP), Ginger Water, Worker