Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy with Acupuncture Therapy for Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome

천장관절 증후군에 박동성 전기자장 치료와 병행한 침치료의 효과 연구

  • Hwang, Hyung-Joo (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Guk University) ;
  • Park, Young-Hoi (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Guk University) ;
  • Keum, Dong-Ho (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Dong-Guk University)
  • 황형주 (동국대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 박영회 (동국대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 금동호 (동국대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2010.06.10
  • Accepted : 2010.07.12
  • Published : 2010.07.30

Abstract

Objectives : Although the controversy surrounding the biomechanics of the sacroiliac joint remains unresolved at this time, the clinical importance of this joint in the cause of back pain has been established since 1930's. Recently, there has been renewed interest in the sacroiliac joint. This study was performed to evaluate the effects of pulsed electromagnetic therapy(PEMT) with acupuncture therapy for patients, who were suffering from sacroiliac joint syndrome, and to conduct more researches in the usage of acupuncture therapy for treating sacroiliac joint syndrome. Methods : 25 patients, who were diagnosed as sacroiliac joint syndrome were selected. They were treated twice a week during 3 weeks. They were measured after all the treatment and firs week and fourth week after termination of treatment by using visual analogue scale(VAS) and Roland Morris disability index(RMDI). The VAS and RMDI patterns were analyzed by using 'pared T-test' and 'Kruskal-Wallis' test. Results : 1. Each times of PEMT with acupuncture therapy, there were statistical significance in improvement of VAS(p<0.05) and each times of therapy except 1st one, there were statistical significance in improvement of RMDI(p<0.05). 2. After 4th therapy, there were most significant improvement of VAS with RMDI(p<0.001), when we compared the change in VAS and RMDI before and after the each therapy. 3. There was no statistical significance in VAS and RMDI by onset, sex and age. Conclusions : The results indicate that pulsed electromagnetic therapy and acupuncture therapy had good effect on sacroiliac joint syndrome.

Keywords

Sacroiliac joint syndrome;Acupuncture therapy;Pulsed electromagnetic therapy;Visual analog scale;Roland Morris disability index

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