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Effects of Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Therapy for Cervicogenic Headaches: Randomised Clinical Trial

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2007, 17(3), pp.147-159
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

허광호 1 Keum Dong-ho 1 황형주 1 박영회 1

1동국대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Objectives : The study was performed to evaluate the effects of ElectroMagnetic Therapy treatment for patients suffering from cervicogenic headaches. Methods : After receiving medical examination at the Department of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Guk University from November 1, 2006 to June 5, 2007, 34 patients with cervicogenic headache were devided into two groups(experimental vs control). Experimental group(n=18) was treated with both Pulsed ElectroMagnetic therapy(PEMT) and acupuncture, control group(n=16) was treated with acupuncture only. Visual Analogue Scale(VAS) was measured as a primary outcome measure, and was statistically analyzed using t-test. Results : Experimental group was effective than control group in pain intensity using VAS, because PEMT plus acupuncture was more effective than acupuncture only(p<0.05). Conclusions : The results indicate that the pulsed electromagnetic therapy is effective on treating cervicogenic headaches.

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