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The Clinical Study of Effect of Balneotherapy on Cervical Pain

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2012, 22(1), pp.85-95
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

최보미 1 박지현 1 홍서영 1

1대전대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives :The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of balneotherapy on cervical pain. Methods :50 cervical pain patients participated in this study. Each participant took 1 session of balneotherapy which consisted of 15 minutes of high pressure underwater shower(32~36 ℃) and another 15 minutes of whole body bathing(32~40 ℃). VAS and pain threshold were measured before and after the whole session. Then the results were analysed. Results :1. The average of VAS significantly decreased by 3.706±9.072: 6.786±9.216 before treatment to 3.080±1.830 after treatment(p<0.01)(Table Ⅳ). 2. The average of pain threshold significantly increased by 1.228±2.053 lbf: 9.286±3.289 lbf before treatment to 1.228±2.053 lbf after treatment(p<0.001) (Table Ⅳ). Conclusions :These results suggest that balneotherapy may have clinical effects on cervical pain and also imply that it could be an alternative and complementary treatment to other musculoskeletal diseases. Further studies are needed to figure out the effects of balneotherapy on various diseases and we expect balneotherapy could gain ground on the oriental physical therapy.

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