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Two Cases Report of Chronic Neck Pain Patients with Kyphotic Cervical Curvature Measured by Radiography

방사선 사진상 경추 후만을 보인 만성 경항통 환자의 만곡 이상 치험 2례

  • Received : 2015.09.22
  • Accepted : 2015.10.12
  • Published : 2015.10.31

Abstract

We researched two patients complaining about chronic neck pain with kyphotic cervical curvature. We assumed that the patients' symptom was caused by weakened deep neck flexor and activated superficial muscles around neck. So, acupuncture therapy, SCENAR therapy and self exercise with wooden neck pillow were used to treat the patients. We measured their pain by numerical rating scale (NRS) and neck disability index (NDI) before and after treatment. And cervical curvature was evaluated by Cobb method (C1-C7) and Ishihara Index. As a result, NRS and NDI significantly reduced and cervical curvature was also improved. Therefore, we conclude that acupuncture therapy with SCENAR therapy and self exercise using wooden neck pillow is an effective treatment to reduce chronic neck pain with kyphotic cervical curvature. But there is a limit on this study due to insufficient number of cases and absence of control group. Further studies will be needed.

Keywords

Kyphotic cervical curvature;Wooden neck pillow;Self exercise;SCENAR therapy

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