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

요추 추간판 탈출증 수술 후 발생한 좌하지 단마비의 한의학적인 치료 증례보고

  • You, Kyung-Gon (Dept. of Oriental Rehabiliation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Won-Kwang University) ;
  • Park, Min-Jung (Dept. of Oriental Rehabiliation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Won-Kwang University) ;
  • Jung, Il-Min (Dept. of Oriental Rehabiliation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Won-Kwang University) ;
  • Yeom, Seung-Ryong (Dept. of Oriental Rehabiliation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Won-Kwang University) ;
  • Kwon, Young-Dal (Dept. of Oriental Rehabiliation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Won-Kwang University)
  • 유경곤 (원광대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 박민정 (원광대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 정일민 (원광대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 염승룡 (원광대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 권영달 (원광대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2011.07.09
  • Accepted : 2011.10.14
  • Published : 2011.10.30


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(RMDO) 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 ire required to identify underlying mechanism of the treatment.


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