The effect of the water of Puspokladany Spa's 2nd thermal-spring was tested by the double blind method on 40 patients suffering from lumbal and thoracal spondylosis. 20 patients were treated in thermal water, the other 20 in a 2:1 ratio of tap water and thermal water. The number of leucocytes was increased significantly in those treated in thermal water by the end of the first week, whereas the control group showed no change. This phenomenon is explained by the 'spa-reaction'. The pain of patients bathed in thermal water compared with the pain scale before the treatment and compared with the test groups was shown to be significantly decreased. The objective clinical parameters showed no significant changes either in the thermal water group or in the control group. The thermal water of Puspokladany seems to be useful as a means of treating patients with degenerative spinal disease.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1980|
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