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MRI Follow-up Study of 4 Lumbar HIVD Patients after Conservative Oriental Medical Treatment

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2007, 17(4), pp.269-280
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

박원상 1 하인혁 1 권혁준 1 우인 1 윤유석 1 송주현 1

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : This study is designed to observe the effect of conservative oriental medicine treatment for HIVD of lumbar spine by MRI. Methods : 4 patients who were diagnosed as lumbar spine herniated intervertebral disc was evaluated after conservative oriental medicine treatment by Visual Analog Scale(VAS), Numeric Rating Scale(NRS), Oswestry Disability Index(ODI), Straight Leg Rasing Test(SLR) six times four week for 6 months. Results : 1. Visual Analog Scale(VAS), Numeric Rating Scale(NRS), Oswestry Disability Index(ODI), Straight Leg Rasing Test(SLR) was significantly improved after conservative oriental medicine treatment for six months. 2. Also it was observed that herniated disc was decreased after six months by MRI reexamination. Conclusions : This study suggested that conservative oriental medicine treatment can be effective for decreasing pain and improving functional recovery also decreasing the volume of herniated disc.

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