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Clinical Study on 2 Cases of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Treated by Korean Traditional Medicine

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2019, 29(3), pp.141-148
  • DOI : 10.18325/jkmr.2019.29.3.141
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : June 13, 2019
  • Accepted : July 4, 2019
  • Published : July 31, 2019

Tae-Geol Lee 1 Kwang-Hwi Kim 1 Tae-Yeon Kim 1 Sang-Woon Lee 1 Chu Hui-Yeong 1 Ho Kim 1 Sang-Gun Lee 1 Jae-yong Choi 1 Kang-Eah Choi 2 Hyun-woo Jo 1

1해운대자생한방병원 한방재활의학과
2해운대자생한방병원 한방신경정신과

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ABSTRACT

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a severe disease that usually needs surgical treatment. We have treated two CSM patients with Korean traditonal medicine, which includes acupuncture, pharmacopuncture, herbal medicine and manual treatment (Chuna). For objective evaluation, we used Nurick’s classification, JOA (Japanses Orthopedic Association) score, grip and release test and hand grasping power measurement. Post-treatment analysis has shown that grip and release test score and grasping power of two patients were both remarkably improved, along with the improvements on both Nurick's classification and JOA score. This study showed that Korean traditional medicine could be effective conservative treatment for CSM. (J Korean Med Rehabil 2019;29(3):141-148)

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