The Effect of Diathermy Treatment through Physiotherapist's Hand on the Pain and Disability Index in Chronic Lumbar Pain Patients

물리치료사 손을 통한 고주파치료가 만성요통 환자의 통증과 장애지수에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2017.12.13
  • Accepted : 2018.02.20
  • Published : 2018.02.28


A test study was conducted to identify the effects of diathermy through therapist's hand on patients with chronic lumbar pain. The study assessed the effectiveness of Winback High Frequency TECAR Therapy on 21 patients suffering from chronic lumbar pain and the testing was held at H Hospital and began in April 2016 and concluded in September 2016. Assessment of pain relief was through a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and the Oswestry Disability Questionnaire (ODQ). The results showed a VAS score decrease from $6.67{\pm}1.76$ to $5.52{\pm}2.03$ (p<0.05) and the ODQ results also showed an decrease from $41.19{\pm}2.56$ to $35.14{\pm}5.11$ (p<0.05). Both of these results are indicative of the positive effects that diathermy through therapist's hand has in the treatment of chronic pain, and the necessity for further studies in this field.


Chronic Lumbar pain;Diathermy;ODQ;VAS;Winback


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