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Hot spring footbath is effective for low back pain

Toyoki Maeda*, Naoki Makino

The Department of Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Geriatric Disease, Kyushu University Beppu Hospital, Beppu, Oita, 874-0838, (JAPAN)


This is a case report of an old Japanese woman with Parkinson’s disease complicated with severe low back pains. Because of her low back pain, she could not receive physical therapy to improve her motor performance. Daily hot-spring foot bathing relieved her low back pain very effectively. Foot hot spring water bathing can be recommended as a safe and a cost effective therapeutic procedure localized chronic pains.

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