1999 Volume 11 Issue 1 Pages 45-51
We conducted physical therapy for patients suffering from lumbago (n=37) with high- frequency hyperthermia equipment by a capacitive electric transfer method, MD-303 (0.65 ± 0.05 MHz), which is employed in Europe and America. The 37 patients comprised 13 with lumbar spondylosis deformans, 7 with lumbar spinal canal stenosis, 5 with lumbar disc herniation, 4 with lumbar spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis, 4 with lumbar discopathy, and 4 with other diseases accompanied by lumbago. The electricity was used 10 times in total, for 20 minutes per time. A rise in skin temperature was observed even 15 minutes after treatment, with no occurrence of adverse reactions, and this therapy was highly effective in relieving pain, with an efficacy rate of 81.1%. This paper reports the results of the use of this therapy.