Clinical Study of the Effects of Gwibi-tang and Danggwisusan on Traffic Accident Patients with Acute Cervicolumbar Disorder

급성 경·요추 염좌로 진단된 교통사고 환자에서 귀비탕(歸脾湯)과 당귀수산(當歸鬚散)의 효과에 대한 임상 연구

  • Park, Jung-Oh (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Dae-Jeon University) ;
  • Jung, Hoon (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Dae-Jeon University) ;
  • Heo, Dong-Seok (Nurijae Korean Medicine Clinic)
  • 박정오 (대전대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 정훈 (대전대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 허동석 (누리제 한의원)
  • Received : 2015.06.22
  • Accepted : 2015.07.07
  • Published : 2015.07.31


Objectives This study was designed to compare the effects Gwibi-tang herbal-medication with Danggwisusan herbal-medication for patients with acute cervical and lumbar sprains due to a traffic accident. Methods This study was carried out on 119 acute cervical & lumbar sprain patients by traffic accident. We divided these patients into 2 groups. Group A was treated with Gwibi-tang and Group B was treated with Danggwisusan three times a day for three days. Each patient was treated with acupuncture, physical therapy and two types of herbal-medication. We measured the numerical rating scale (NRS) at two time points : pre-treatment (Tx). and post-Tx. Results 1. The NRS scores significantly decreased after treatment in all patients. 2. The changed NRS scores of nuchal pain showed a borderline significant difference between Group A and Group B (p=0.067). 3. In sub-group analysis, Gwibi-tang showed a greater effect on NRS scores of lumbago pain in female patients (p=0.068) and patients under 30s (p=0.054) compared to Danggwisusan. Conclusions In this study, both types of herbal-medication; Gwibi-tang and Danggwisusan were highly effective on acute cervical and lumbar sprain patients. Especially Gwibi-tang (Group A) was more effective than Danggwisusan (Group B) in reducing the initial nuchal pain. Also Gwibi-tang was more effective for lumbago pain in female and patients under 30s.


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