A Study of the Relationship between Spine Distortion and Pain of Elementary and Middle School Students - through moire measurement and questionnaire investigation -

초.중학생의 척추비틀림과 통증과의 관계고찰 - 경근무늬(모아레) 측정법과 설문지 조사를 통해 -

  • Yoo, Han-Keel (Dept. of East-West Medicine, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Shin, Byung-Cheul (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, Collage of Oriental Medicine, Won Kwang University) ;
  • Min, Byung-Il (Dept. of East-West Medicine, Kyung Hee University)
  • 유한길 (경희대학교 대학원 협동과정 동서의학과) ;
  • 신병철 (원광대학교 익산한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 민병일 (경희대학교 대학원 협동과정 동서의학과)
  • Published : 2001.12.20


Objectives : The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between spinal distortion and pain in elementary and middle school students. Methods : Using the phase-shifting moire developed by KAIST(Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) we measured the back surface distortion, and using questionnaire investigation, we investigated the partial pain in 1008 elementary and middle school students(532 boy students(52.8%), 476 girl students(47.2%)) in Seoul in 1999. And, we statistically analyzed the relationship between spinal distortion and partial body pain Results : This study show that the more age increase, the more the pain in head, neck, shoulder, back and low back Increase considerably among the students aged 9 to 15. The ratio of each partial body pain was 28.4%, 19.7%, 18.2%, 18.7%. 16.0% at the age of 9 and 59.7%, 67.4%, 51.8%, 51.8%, 64.4% at the age of 15 respectively. And, it was shown there was a significant correlation between spine distortion and partial body pain area. When the spinal distortion was found at the upper thoracic and cervical area, the students complained the more pain on head, neck and shoulder(p<0.05) and when the spinal distortion was found at the sacral base, the more headache(p<0.05) Conclusions : It is suggested that the significant correlation exist between the spinal distortion and pain and the pain related to spine disorder get more increase as students grow. We have to study further more about Juvenile postural distortion and it's prevention.


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