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A Clinical Case of Oriental Medical Treatment for the Paraplegia after Lumbar Epidural Nerve Block

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2009, 19(4), pp.219-228
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

유덕선 1 김소연 1 김동은 1 Seung-ryong Yeom 1 Young Dal Kwon 1 Il-Min Jung 1

1원광대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : This study was performed to report the effect of oriental medical treatment in the paraplegia and pain after epidural nerve block. Methods : A 39-year-old woman who underwent epidural nerve block at a local clinic was admitted with motor weakness of lower limbs, severe lower radiating pain and decreased sensation when voiding and defecating. We treated her by acupuncture, a herbal medicine, a bee venom injection, moxibustion and cupping treatment and physical theraphy from 11th July 2008 to 14th October 2008. Results : After treatment, most symptoms decreased, VAS(Visual Analog Scale) score changed from 9 to 2. and examinated muscle power changed from 2-3 to 4-5. Conclusions : Our study suggested that oriental medical treatments are significantly effective in the paralplegia and pain after epidural nerve block. And further studies will be aid to identify underlying mechanism of treatment.

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