To investigate therapeutic outcomes of back pain modalities in patients with disc herniation; Korean medical treatments(Herbal medicine, chuna therapy, acupuncture, bee-venom acupuncture.).
Operation(OP) recommended 20 patients with lumbar disc herniation were treated with chuna therapy, acupuncture, bee-venom acupuncture one times a week and took herbal medicine after a meal two times daily. The patients' symptoms were assessed 1 week, 2 week, 4 week, 6 week, 8 week by Visual analogue scale(VAS), Oswestry disability index(ODI), 36-Item short-form health survey(SF-36).
1. VAS(LBP and Sciatica) score was significantly improved after 8 weeks (P<0.05).
2. ODI, SF-36 score was significantly improved after 8 weeks (P<0.05).
3. There were significant changes in physical functioning(PF), bodily pain(BP), social functioning(SF), role emotinal(RE), mental health(MH) score of SF-36 after 8 weeks (P<0.05).
This study suggests that Korean medical treatment(Herbal medicine, chuna therapy, acupuncture, bee-venom acupuncture) can be applicable to improve symptoms in patients with lumbar disc herniation.