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Clinical Study for Patients with Lumbar Disc Herniation on Change of Magnetic Resonance Imaging at One Year after Conservative Treatment

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2011, 21(2), pp.253-263
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

권혁준 1 박영회 2

1자생한방병원
2동국대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives :To analyze the therapeutic outcomes of back pain modalities in patients with disc herniation according to the change of magnetic resonanse imaging(MRI) at one year after conservative treatment. Methods :Clinical outcomes of 35 patients diagnosed with lumbar disc herniation by MRI examination, treated conservatively, were analyzed according to MRI follow-up change; improved, unchanged, worsened. Patients underwent MRI examination at baseline and after 24 week of treatment. After 1 year, we followed up 30 patients. The patients' clinical outcomes were assessed at baseline, 24 week, 1 year by visual analogue scale(VAS), oswestry disability index(ODI), and analyzed by each of it's correlation. Results :1. VAS of sciatica and ODI of disability of daily activities showed significant decrease in patients after 1 year follow up(p<0.05). 2. VAS(low back pain and sciatica) and ODI of disability of daily activities showed significant decrease in “improved” group and VAS(sciatica) and ODI showed significant decrease in “unchanged” group, “worsened” group showed no statistic significance(p<0.05). 3. The 1 year follow-up of VAS(low back pain and sciatica) and ODI change showed relationship with MRI follow-up change(p<0.05). Conclusions :This study suggests that “improved” groups compared to “unchanged” and “worsened” group on MRI follow-up in patients with lumbar disc herniation were more effective at 1 year after conservative treatment. MRI follow-up change affect clinical changes in patients with lumbar disc herniation after 1 year.

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