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A Case Report of Neck Pain Patient with Klippel-Feil Syndrome by Cervical Manipulation Treatment

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2015, 25(2), pp.175-180
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

금동호 1 이종하 1 권정국 1

1동국대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실

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ABSTRACT

The Klippel-Feil Syndrome (KFS) is characterized by congenital fusion of two or more vertebrae with hypermobile normal segment. According to this, a patient with KFS can be at risk of severe neurological symptoms after manipulation treatment. We had a KFS patient who suffered from neck pain and limited range of motion at cervical after manipulation treatment. The patient, 49-year-old woman was diagnosed as KFS through Cervical X-ray and MRI. The patient was treated by acupuncture therapy and SCENAR therapy. We measured neck pain by visual analog scale (VAS) and neck disability index (NDI) and checked range of motion at cervical before and after the treatments. After 8 times treatments, the patient’s pain decreased and the range of motion increased. From this case, we can recognize the risk of Chuna manipulation treatment for KFS patient. So, we suggest that radiological examination is needed before cervical Chuna manipulation treatment to avoid adverse reactions. (J Korean Med Rehab 2015;25(2):175-180)

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