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Two Cases Report of Chronic Neck Pain Patients with Kyphotic Cervical Curvature Measured by Radiography

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2015, 25(4), pp.139-146
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

Jaewon Park 1 이종하 1 권정국 1 Dongho Keum 1

1동국대학교

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ABSTRACT

We researched two patients complaining about chronic neck pain with kyphotic cervical curvature. We assumed that the patients’ symptom was caused by weakened deep neck flexor and activated superficial muscles around neck. So, acupuncture therapy, SCENAR therapy and self exercise with wooden neck pillow were used to treat the patients. We measured their pain by numerical rating scale (NRS) and neck disability index (NDI) before and after treatment. And cervical curvature was evaluated by Cobb method (C1-C7) and Ishihara Index. As a result, NRS and NDI significantly reduced and cervical curvature was also improved. Therefore, we conclude that acupuncture therapy with SCENAR therapy and self exercise using wooden neck pillow is an effective treatment to reduce chronic neck pain with kyphotic cervical curvature. But there is a limit on this study due to insufficient number of cases and absence of control group. Further studies will be needed. (J Korean Med Rehab 2015;25(4):139-146)

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