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Revista de la Sociedad Española del Dolor

versión impresa ISSN 1134-8046


BERTY TEJEDAS, J.; GONZALEZ MENDEZ, B. M.  y  HERNANDEZ DIAZ, A.. Utility of the regional magnetic field in the chronic cervical pain. Rev. Soc. Esp. Dolor [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.3, pp.117-124. ISSN 1134-8046.

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation consists with a wide therapeutic arsenal to treat chronic affections, using natural and artificial physical agents essentially. The treatment is almost always conservative and it can be used the local application of the electric currents and the magnetic field as physiotherapy measures. Keeping in mind the biological effects of the therapy with regional magnetic field, their utility was investigated in the chronic cervical pain that represents one in the most frequent ways in inability that go to our consultations. Objectives: to evaluate the effectiveness of the regional magnetic field in the chronic cervical pain with regard to the application of interferential current. Material and methods: the prospective and descriptive study was carried out in the Service of Rehabilitation of the Central Clinic "Cira García", in the period understood among December 2008 to December 2009. The universe was compound for 60 patients and the sample for two groups of patient (30 each one) that completed the insertion requirements for the entity. They were applied the visual analogical scale and McGill's test for the evaluation of the pain and the scale of inability of Lee and Stanford in the initial and concluded consultation the treatment. A group carried out treatment with interferential current, and another group received treatment with regional magneto therapy. The information was processed by statistical package SPSS version 11.5. Results and conclusions: the evolution of the pain and the inability among the groups didn't have significant differences, or p less than 0.05; both therapies are effective in the boarding of this entity. The interferential current was more effective for the relief of the pain when it was compared with the regional magnetotherapy. Scarce adverse reactions were only presented with the interferential current.

Palabras clave : Cervical pain; Regional magneto therapy; Chronic pain.

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