Effects of Chiropractic Using Sacro Occipital Technique on Pain and Physical Function in Patients with Low Back Pain

천골후두골 테크닉을 이용한 카이로프랙틱이 만성 요통환자의 통증과 신체기능에 미치는 영향

  • Jeong, Ji-Moon (Graduate School of Alternative Medicine, Kyonggi University) ;
  • Kim, Jaehee (Graduate School of Alternative Medicine, Kyonggi University)
  • 정지문 (경기대학교 대학원 대체의학과) ;
  • 김재희 (경기대학교 대학원 대체의학과)
  • Received : 2013.08.08
  • Accepted : 2013.09.06
  • Published : 2013.09.30


The aim of this study was to identify the effects of chiropractic treatment using Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) on low back pain (LBP) and physical functions in patients with chronic LBP. Forty-five women with chronic LBP were randomly assigned to the Diversified Technique (DT), SOT or DT+SOT group and received chiropractic treatment two times a week for 8 weeks. LBP was measured using Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ) at baseline and after 4 and 8 weeks of treatment. Physical functions were evaluated using lumbar strength, flexibility, and body symmetries. After 4 and 8 weeks, VAS, ODI, and RMDQ were significantly decreased in all 3 groups (all p<.001). Lumbar strength, flexibility, and shoulder and pelvic balances were significantly improved in all 3 groups (all p<.05). In conclusion, our results suggest that SOT and DT both may be effective for reducing LBP and improving physical functions.


Chiropractic;Diversified Technique;Low Back Pain;Sacro Occipital Technique


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