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The Effect of Sling Exercise Therapy on Pain Decrease and Muscle Strengthening for Low Back Pain Paitents

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2007, 17(4), pp.167-174
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

안혜림 1 Misook Shin 2

1동신대학교
2부산대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Objectives : Sling exercise therapy(SET) is a system for spinal muscle stabilization and strengthening using fixed string and mobile band. Nowadays, patients with spinal disorders are spreading more and more because of many working conditions. At the same time, non-operation therapies including SET come to have important meaning from a viewpoint of prevention and treatment of spinal disorders. Methods : The subjects for this study are 32 patients suffering lumbar pain in our clinic. They were divided into two groups(Control group and SET group). All the patients were taken basic treatments including acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion and physical therapy. The subjects in SET group were taught special sling program for pain. Every subjects visited 12 times. And they were estimated by VAS, flexibility index and disability index(Oswestry Score) 3 times(before, middle and final of this study). Results : In the above index, the score were decreased after treatments. Of course, patients in both groups were improved. Especially, subjects in SET group were satisfied with pain relief. Conclusions : These results suggest that SET may be used for spinal disorders for pain management and muscle strengthening as an essential treatment.

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