A Clinical Study on Patients with Traumatic Rupture of Intervertebral Disc Treated by Oriental Medicine Treatment in Combination with Soyeom Pharmacopuncture Therapy

추간판 외상성 파열 환자에 대한 소염약침 병행 치험 2례

  • Lee, Hyung-Eun (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Dae-Jeon University) ;
  • Heo, Dong-Seok (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Dae-Jeon University)
  • 이형은 (대전대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 허동석 (대전대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2011.09.01
  • Accepted : 2011.10.14
  • Published : 2011.10.30


Objectives: This study is to observe the effect of oriental medicine treatment combined with Soyeom pharmacopuncture therapy on traumatic rupture of intervertebral disc patients caused by traffic accidents. Methods: The patients who have traumatic rupture in lumbar(L)-spine(case 1) and cervical(C)-spine(case 2) were treated by oriental medicine treatment in combination with Soyeom pharmacopunture therapy. VAS(visual analog scale), ROM(range of motion), and physical exam were checked on a daily basis while NDI(neck disability index) and ODI(Oswestry disability index) were examined for 3 times at 7 day interval. Results: 1. Fer 8-9 days from the admission day, the sole use of oriental medicine treatment did not make many improvements in the case of two patients' symptoms. After combining with Soyeom pharmacopuncture therapy, chief complaints were improved significantly. 2. In case 1, lumbago decreased from VAS 10 to VAS 5 and lumbar ROM got better than before. ODl score cropped from 42 to 27. 3. In case 2, left shoulder pain and nuchal pain lowered from VAS 10 to VAS 4, left upper limb numbness and weakness were improved, The patient showed nearly fun ROM. NDI score decreased from 26 to 19. Conclusions: Oriental medicine treatment in combination with Soyeom pharmacopuncture therapy is proved to be helpful to improve the symptoms of the traumatic rupture of intervertebral else patients caused by traffic accident.


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