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Comparative effectiveness and safety of concomitant treatment with Chuna Manual Therapy and usual care for whiplash injuries: a multicenter randomized controlled trial

Kim, Byung-Jun, Park, A-La ORCID: 0000-0002-4704-4874, Hwang, Man-Suk, Heo, In, Park, Sun-Young, Cho, Jae-Heung, Kim, Koh-Woon, Lee, Jun-Hwan, Ha, In-Hyuk, Park, Kyoung-Sun, Hwang, Eui-Hyoung and Shin, Byung-Cheul (2022) Comparative effectiveness and safety of concomitant treatment with Chuna Manual Therapy and usual care for whiplash injuries: a multicenter randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (17). ISSN 1661-7827

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Identification Number: 10.3390/ijerph191710678

Abstract

Objectives: We aimed to compare the effectiveness and safety of Chuna manual therapy combined with usual care to those of usual care alone for treating whiplash injuries. Design: A two-arm, parallel, assessor-blinded, multicenter pragmatic randomized clinical trial. Setting: Three hospitals in Korea. Participants: Overall, 132 participants between 19 and 70 years of age, involved in traffic accidents and treated at three hospitals in Korea, >2 but <13 weeks prior to enrollment, with neck pain consistent with whiplash-associated disorder grades I and II and a numeric rating scale score ≥5 were included. Interventions: Participants were equally and randomly allocated to the Chuna manual therapy and usual care (n = 66) or usual care (n = 66) groups and underwent corresponding treatment for three weeks. Primary and secondary outcome measures: The primary outcome was the number of days to achieve a 50% pain reduction. Secondary outcomes included areas under the 50% numeric rating scale reduction curve: pain, disability, quality of life, and safety. Results: The Chuna manual therapy + usual care group (23.31 ± 21.36 days; p = 0.01) required significantly fewer days to achieve 50% pain reduction compared to the usual care group (50.41 ± 48.32 days; p = 0.01). Regarding pain severity, functional index, and quality of life index, Chuna manual therapy and usual care were more effective than usual care alone. Safety was acceptable in both groups. Conclusions: In patients with subacute whiplash injury, Chuna manual therapy showed a rapid rate of recovery, high effectiveness, and safety.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author(s).
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2022 11:48
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2024 02:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/116611

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