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The Clinical Study of Repeatedly Performed of Balneotherapy on Cervical Pain

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2013, 23(3), pp.141-148
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

이옥진 1 최보미 1 장선정 1 TaekWon ahn 1 이정민 1

1대전대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical effects of repeatedlyperformed of balneotherapy on cervical pain. Methods We investigate 19 cervical pain subjects in this study. Subjects took 5 sessionof balneotherapy once a week during 5 weeks. Each session consisted of 15 minutes ofhigh pressure underwater shower (32~36oC) and another 15 minutes of whole body bathing(32~40oC). To evaluate the efficiency of balneotherapy visual analogue scale (VAS) andpain threshold were applied before treatment and after 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th treatment. Then the results were analysed. Results 1) The average of VAS significantly decressed from 59.11±14.67 to 33.95±20.988 after 5 weeks of balneothreapy treatment (p<0.001). 2) The average of painthreshold significantly increased from 5.76±1.294 lbf to 8.74±1.126 lbf after 5 weeks ofbalneothreapy treatment (p<0.001). Conclusions Balneotherapy has clinical effscts of pain reduction on cervical painsubjects. Balneotherapy can be used in addition to the Oriental physiotherapy for high effectivetreatment on cervical pain. Further clinical studies are required to verify thesefindings.

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