How to Effects of Manual Therapy : Chronic Low Back Pain Patients

도수치료가 만성요통환자의 기능회복에 미치는 영향

  • Jung, Yeon-Woo (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Kwangju Women's University) ;
  • Lee, Woo-Hyung (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Pyeonghwa Neurosurgery Hospital)
  • 정연우 (광주여자대학교 물리치료학과) ;
  • 이우형 (평화신경외과 물리치료실)
  • Received : 2010.05.20
  • Accepted : 2009.06.15
  • Published : 2010.06.30


Purpose : To evaluate effects of joint mobilization on the range of motion of chronic low back pain patients. Methods : The subjects were consisted of sixty patients who had non specific chronic low back pain(10 females. 10 males; mean aged 36.5). All subjects received modalities treatment with therapeutic massage for 10minutes and joint mobilization or manipulation for 10minutes per day and three times a week during 4 weeks period. The Multilevel Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire(MR-MDQ) was used to measure functional disability level. Visual Analogue Scale(VAS) was used to measure subjective pain level. Remodified Schober test(RST) was used to measure forward flexion range of motion of lumbar segment. Finger-to-Floor test(F-T-FT) was used to measure forward flexion range of motion of full spine of low back pain patients. All measurements of each patients were measured at pre-treatment and 4 week post-treatment. Results : The MR-MDQ, VAS, RCT and F-T-FT were significantly different within-subjects(p<.05), Conclusion : The manual therapy included therapeutic massage and joint mobilization found that improved chronic low back pain patients. Further studies are needed to including more subjects on long-term outcomes.