A Clinical Study on the Effect of Korean Medical Treatments for Patients with Lumbar Disc Herniation

요추 추간판탈출증 환자에 대한 한약, 봉독약침, 침, 추나요법의 유효성 평가

  • Youn, You-Suk (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University) ;
  • Park, Won-Sang (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, Ja-Seng Oriental Medicine Hospital) ;
  • Ha, In-Hyuk (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, Ja-Seng Oriental Medicine Hospital) ;
  • Lee, Jong-Soo (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University) ;
  • Shin, Hyun-Dae (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University)
  • 윤유석 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 박원상 (자생한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 하인혁 (자생한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 이종수 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 신현대 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2007.09.30
  • Accepted : 2008.01.11
  • Published : 2008.01.31
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Abstract

Objectives : To investigate therapeutic outcomes of back pain modalities in patients with disc hemiation; Korean medical treatments(Herbal medicine, chuna therapy, acupuncture, bee-venom acupuncture.). Methods : Operation(OP) recommended 20 patients with lumbar disc hemiation were treated with chuna therapy, acupuncture, bee-venom acupuncture one times a week and took herbal medicine after a meal two times daily. The patients' symptoms were assessed 1 week, 2 week, 4 week, 6 week, 8 week by Visual analogue scale(VAS), Oswestry disability index(ODI), 36-Item short-form health survey(SF-36). Results : 1. VAS(LBP and Sciatica) score was significantly improved after 8 weeks (P<0.05). 2. ODI, SF-36 score was significantly improved after 8 weeks (P<0.05). 3 There were significant changes in physical functioning(PF), bodily pain(BP), social functioning(SF), role emotinal(RE), mental health(MH) score of SF-36 after 8 weeks (P<0.05). Conclusions : This study suggests that Korean medical treatment(Herbal medicine, chuna therapy, acupuncture, bee-venom acupuncture) can be applicable to improve symptoms in patients with lumbar disc herniation.