The effect of combined therapy (spa and physical therapy) on pain in various chronic diseases.

@article{Cimbiz2005TheEO,
  title={The effect of combined therapy (spa and physical therapy) on pain in various chronic diseases.},
  author={A. Cimbiz and V. Bayazit and H. Hallaçeli and U. Cavlak},
  journal={Complementary therapies in medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={
          244-50
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Spa therapy is commonly used in the treatment of daily chronic diseases practice, but its benefits are still the subjects of discussion. This study investigates possible effects of a combined spa and physical therapy program on pain and hemodynamic responses in various chronic diseases. METHODS The pain intensity and hemodynamic responses of 472 patients involved in a spa and physical therapy program were studied retrospectively. Assessment criteria were pain [Visual Analog Scale… Expand
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