A Clinical Study on Patients of Scoliosis

척추측만증 환자에 관한 임상적 고찰

  • Park, Min-Jung (Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Conmaul Oriental Medical Hospital) ;
  • Seo, Jin-Woo (Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Conmaul Oriental Medical Hospital) ;
  • Park, Kwae-Hwan (Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Conmaul Oriental Medical Hospital) ;
  • Lee, Kyung-Yun (Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Conmaul Oriental Medical Hospital)
  • 박민정 (꽃마을 한방병원 침구과) ;
  • 서진우 (꽃마을 한방병원 침구과) ;
  • 박쾌환 (꽃마을 한방병원 침구과) ;
  • 이경윤 (꽃마을 한방병원 침구과)
  • Published : 2004.12.30

Abstract

Objective : This study is designed to provide clinical data about patients of scoliosis for clinicians. Methods : We investigated 112 patients who have signs and symptoms of scoliosis. visited Vertebral -Joint Center of Conmaul Oriental Medical Hospital from January 2003 to July 2004. We measured Cobb's angle in the 112 patients' X-ray of full spine AP and lateral view and also analyzed age, sex, chief complaints. Results : 1. We investigated 72 female and 40 male patients. The most common distribution of age was 20's in both sex. 2. In the scoliosis angle : The average scoliosis angle was $9.27^{\circ}{\pm}6.06^{\circ}$ in 112 patients. The average scoliosis angle of 40 male patients was$8.9^{\circ}{\pm}6.77^{\circ}$. The average scoliosis angle of 72 female patients was $9.48^{\circ}{\pm}5.67^{\circ}$. 3. The most common region of scoliosis was thoracic spine with 37 patients. 4. The most common chief complaint was low back pain with 69 patients. In the 48 patients. self awareness of scoliosis was included in the chief complaint.