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Clinical Effect of Bong Chuna Manual Therapy and Acupunture Treatment for Improving Cervical Curvature of Turtle Neck Syndrome and Measurement Method of Radiography

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2009, 19(1), pp.113-124
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

오원교 1 이유진 2 Shin, Byung Cheul ORD ID 3

1시흥중앙한방병원
2원광대학교
3부산대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The aim of this study was to observe the effect of Bong Chuna manual therapy(BCMT) and acupuncture on the Turtle Neck Syndrome(TNS) by the changes of radiological findings and symptoms. Methods : Total twenty-eight patients diagnosed as TNS were evaluated. Twenty patients in experimental group were treated by the combination of BCMT and acupuncture, eight patients in control group were treated by acupuncture only. We measured VAS(Visual analogue scale) as pain intensity and Neck Pain and Disability Scale(NDI) at pre- and post-treatment. Also the four line Cobb's method and Jochumsen method were assessed for evaluating the radiographical changes, additionally we used 'two line method'. Results : VAS score showed statistically significant reduction in pain intensity in both experimental group and control group after 8 weeks treatment, -44.05±14.91 vs -23.75±14.08 respectively. Also NDI score presented -11.40±8.63 reduction in experimental group, and it was significant statistically, however not in control group, -8.63±9.84 reduction after 8weeks treatment. In radiological findings, the four line Cobb's method, Jochumsen method and two line method were reduced after 8weeks treatment, -9.30±10.33, -0.65±1.72 and -14.35±5.68 in experimental group respectively, -0.75±1.91, -0.25±0.71 and 0.38±2.20 in control group respectively. However they were statistical significance only in the four line Cobb's method and two line method in both group. Conclusions : Combination treatment of CMT and acupuncture showed better effect on pain reduction, VAS score and the correction of neck anteversion than acupuncture only in TNS. Two line method seems valuable for evaluating the improvement of radiographical changes in TNS.

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