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The Effects of MET and ICT in Patients with Lumbago by Meridian Muscle Electrography

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2014, 24(3), pp.121-130
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

조동인 1 박동수 2 Jeong, Su-hyeon 2 Kim, Soon-joong 2

1세명대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실
2세명대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of MET (muscle energy technique) and ICT (interferential current therapy) on lumbago by meridian muscle electrography (MMEG). We performed MET and ICT on quadratus lumborum muscle. Methods This study was carried out on 30 lumbago patients. 30 patients were randomly divided into MET group and ICT group. MET group take treatment 10 minutes. ICT group take treatment 15 minutes. After performing MET and ICT twice, we compared both in terms of root mean square (RMS), special edge frequency (SEF), VAS and ODI. Results 1. Both MET group and ICT group showed significant improvement in VAS and ODI after treatment. 2. Both MET group and ICT group showed significant improvement in special edge frequency (SEF) of the left side after treatment. But SEF of the right side showed insignificant improvement. 3. Both MET group and ICT group showed insignificant improvement in root mean square (RMS) for both sides. 4. There are no significant differences between both groups. Conclusions According to above results, we found out that performing MET or ICT on quadratus lumborum muscle has effect in terms of VAS and ODI. But, in terms of SEF, we found out different result for both side. And we can't found out effect in terms of RMS.

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