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A Case Report of Oriental Medical Treatment for the Left Lower Limb Monoplegia after Herniated Intervertebral Disc Operation at L-spine

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2011, 21(4), pp.227-239
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

유경곤 1 박민정 1 정일민 1 Seung-ryong Yeom 2 Young Dal Kwon 2

1원광대학교 한의과대학
2원광대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives :This study was performed to report the case of oriental medical treatment for the left lower limb monoplegia after herniated intervertebral disc(HIVD) operation at lumbar(L)-spine. Methods :A 38-year-old man who underwent lumbar HIVD operation at a hospital admitted with motor weakness of left lower limb, a little decreased left leg radiation pain and low back pain. We treated him by acupuncture, herbal medicine, bee venom injection, moxibustion, cupping treatment, physical therapy and measured with visual analogue scale(VAS), Oswestry disability index(ODI), Roland-Morris disability questionnaire(RMDQ) and manual muscle test(MMT) from 8th February to 4th May 2011. Results :After treatment, most symptoms decreased, VAS score changed from 10 to 3, ODI changed 71% to 37%, RMDQ changed 13 to 8 and MMT changed from 3 to 5. Conclusions :Our study suggested that oriental medical treatments are significantly applicable to the monoplegia and pain after lumbar HIVD operation. And further studies are required to identify underlying mechanism of the treatment.

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