Fourty One Cases on MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Change of Hivd of L-Spine Patient Who Have Been Improvement on Megadose Pharmacoacupuncture and Korean Medical Treatments

대용량 약침 및 한방치료로 호전된 요추 추간판탈출증 환자의 영상의학적 변화 41사례 보고

  • Received : 2016.09.20
  • Accepted : 2016.10.10
  • Published : 2016.10.31


Objectives The purpose of this study is to report the effect of Megadose Pharmacoacupuncture combined with conservative Korean medicine treatment on Herniated InterVertebral Disc (HIVD) of lumbar spine patient diagnosed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Methods This study includes 41 patients whose Lumbar Disc Herniations were by MRIbetween 1st Aprill 2011 and 31th March 2016. All of the patients were treated with Megadose Pharmacoacupuncture combined with Korean medicine treatment. The MRI examination was performed on two or more occasions (minimally, pre-treatment and post-treatment). The volume of each herniated disc was measured. For each patient, age, sex, disc migration, morphology, initial LDH size, herniated disc resorption rate were analysed. Results The mean volumes of herniated discs at pre-treatment and post-treatment were $1321.62{\pm}467.53mm^3$ and $648.72{\pm}313.38mm^3$. The volumes of all patients were decreased. The resorption means of each class of the extent of LDH were significantly different (p=0.041). On the other hand, no difference was found in sex, age, level, herniated disc grade. Conclusions The MRI results suggest that Megadose Pharmacoacupuncture combined with Korean medicine treatment can help treat lumbar herniated disc.


Megadose Pharmacoacupuncture;Non-surgical;Lumbar disc herniation Volume;Resorption;Magetic Resonance Imaging


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