Effect of whole body cryotherapy with spinal decompression on lumbar disc herniation by functional assessment measures

기능적 평가 측정을 통하여 전신냉기치료와 척추 감압기 적용이 요추 추간판 탈출증 환자에게 미치는 효과

  • Ma, Sang-Yeol (Department of Physical Therapy, Sewoori Hospital)
  • 마상렬 (세우리병원 물리치료실)
  • Received : 2010.09.07
  • Accepted : 2010.11.15
  • Published : 2010.11.30


This study was conducted to investigate whether whole body cryotherapy and spinal decompression have effectiveness on the pain, lumbar flexion range of motion, and global perceived effect scale in patients with lumbar disc herniation. Thirty subjects were participated in this study. And they were all randomly divided into whole body cryotherapy and spinal decompression group. To evaluate the effects of whole body cryotherapy and spinal decompression, subjects were evaluated by using visual analogue scale, lumbar flexion range of motion, and global perceived effect scale. The assessment parameters were evaluated before, after 2 weeks treatments. And we received a consent form whole body cryotherapy subjects. The results of paired t-test, independent t-test, and ANCOVA analysis of variance showed that pain, lumbar flexion range of motion, global perceived effect scale were significantly improved after than before therapy in whole body cryotherapy group. So we conclude that whole body cryotherapy has effectiveness on the pain, lumbar flexion range of motion, and global perceived effect scale in patients with lumbar disc herniation.

본 연구는 요추 추간판 탈출증 환자 30명을 대상으로 전신냉기치료와 감압치료를 병행한 그룹과 감압치료를 적용한 그룹으로 나누어 2주간 실시한 후 통증과 요추 굴곡 관절가동범위, 그리고 전반적 인지효과에 미치는 효과에 대해 알아보기 위해 실시하였다. 본 연구의 측정은 시각적 상사 척도 검사와 수정판 쇼버 검사, 그리고 전반적 인지효과척도를 검사하였다. 대응표본 T검사에서 두 그룹 모두 효과적이었다. 그러나 독립표본 T검정과 공분산분석 결과 전신냉기치료와 감압치료를 병행한 그룹에서 더욱 효과적이었다. 요추 추간판 탈출증의 통증과 관절가동범위, 그리고 전반적 인지효과를 개선시키기 위해 전신냉기치료와 감압치료 병용 시 효과적이란 것을 검증하였다.



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