Si-Bog Park

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OBJECTIVE To compare the pain-reducing effect of forest bathing alone versus forest bathing in combination with stretching and strengthening exercises in patients with chronic posterior neck pain. METHODS Sixty-four subjects with posterior neck pain that had lasted more than 3 months were enrolled. They were randomly divided into a forest bathing alone(More)
Baker's cysts are rare cause of peripheral nerve entrapment and only a few cases of tibial nerve entrapment resulting from the popliteal cyst in the calf muscle have been reported in the literature. We present a case of rheumatoid arthritis complicated by a Baker's cyst with a tibial nerve entrapment. It is important to diagnose a Baker's cyst early and to(More)
OBJECTIVE To reveal the relationship between depression and WMSD. METHOD Five physiatrists participated in the workplace musculoskeletal survey and diagnosed 724 office workers with WMSD by performing detailed history taking and physical examination. All subjects were asked to answer the Korean version of the Beck depressive inventory (K-BDI), and to(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE The sural nerve is the donor nerve most commonly used for peripheral nerve reconstruction. The objective of this paper is to present an endoscopic technique for harvesting these sural nerve grafts, using the Guidant VasoView Uniport Plus device (Guidant Corp., Indianapolis, IN), originally designed to obtain the saphenous vein. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the fear of falling, physical performance, and physical characteristics in an elderly population. DESIGN This study is a cross-sectional study with 883 community dwellers 60 yrs or older from a rural area. They completed surveys and evaluations including demographics, the Korean(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of an arm sling on gait speed and energy efficiency of patients with hemiplegia. DESIGN A randomized crossover design. SETTING A rehabilitation department of a university hospital. SUBJECTS Thirty-seven outpatients with hemiplegia were included in this study. INTERVENTIONS All patients walked on a 20-m walkway twice(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical utility of the electrically calculated quantitative pain degree (QPD) and to correlate it with subjective assessments of pain degree including a visual analogue scale (VAS) and the McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ). METHODS We recruited 25 patients with low back pain. Of them, 21 patients suffered from low back pain for(More)
OBJECTIVE To offer the basic data about the causes and distribution of hand tingling, symptoms and physical findings, and pressure pain threshold in desk workers. METHODS Five physiatrists participated in the screening test composed of history and physical examination. A total of 876 desk workers were evaluated and of them 37 subjects with hand tingling(More)
OBJECTIVE Objective To evaluate the prevalence of generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) in healthy female Koreans and to determine whether the degree of GJH differs between children and adults. METHODS Two groups of females were enrolled, a group of girls from an elementary school (n=404) and women from a call center (n=266). GJH was diagnosed using the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence and risk factors of peripheral neuropathy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with leflunomide (LEF) by quantitative sensory testing (QST). METHOD A total of 94 patients were enrolledin this study, out of which 47 patients received LEF. The other 47 patients received alternative disease-modifying(More)