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The Clinical Effects of Heating-Conduction Acupuncture Therapy for Lumbago Induced by Iliolumbar Ligament Sprain

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2010, 20(3), pp.109-117
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

장효길 1 안순선 1 Dongseok Heo 1 Kwoneui Hong 1

1대전대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives :The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical effects of heating-conduction acupuncture therapy on lumbago induced by iliolumbar ligament sprain. Methods :From September 25 to December 30, 2009, the 8 outpatients who had admitted to department of oriental rehabilitation medicine, Dae-Jeon oriental medical hospital, Dae-Jeon university, with acute lumbago were performed heating-conduction acupuncture therapy on iliolumbar ligament sprain. To evaluate the efficiency of heating-conduction acupuncture therapy, visual analogue scale(VAS) and short-form McGill pain questionnaire(SF-MPQ) were applied before treatment and after 1st, 2nd treatment. Results :1. The VAS and SF-MPQ scores showed statistically significant improvement after 1st treatment. 2. The VAS and SF-MPQ scores after 2nd treatment showed better improvement than those of before and 1st treatment, but had no statistical significance compared with those of before and 1st treatment. Conclusions :Heating-conduction acupuncture therapy has clinical effects of pain reduction on patient with acute lumbago induced by iliolumbar ligament sprain.

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