4 Cases of Patients That Improved from Traffic Accident Which Caused Lumbar Spine Compression Fracture by Complex Korean Medical Admission Treatment: Retrospective Case Study

교통 사고 이후 발생한 요추부 압박골절에 한방복합입원치료로 호전된 환자 4례: 후향적 증례 연구

  • Received : 2017.09.14
  • Accepted : 2017.09.28
  • Published : 2017.10.31


Objectives The objective of this study is to report 4 patients who had vertebral compression fracture after traffic accident, that had a complex korean medical admission treatment. Methods In this study we collected the data of traffic accident patients that came to receive intense Korean medical treatment, and had compression fracture of the lumbar spine. A total of 4 patients were studied and we compared the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) score and the Pain-Free Walking Distance (PFWD) at addmission date and 19th day of hospitalization. Results After receiving an average of 22.25 days of admission treatment, all patients showed a significant decrease in VAS scores and increase in PFWD. The median VAS score at date of admission was 6.5 (VAS 6~9) and decreased to 3.5 (VAS 3~5), median PFWD was 37.5 (30~45) m and increased to 435 (420~450) m. Conclusions After complex korean medicine admission treatment, 4 patients with vertebral compression fracture caused by traffic accident showed decrease of pain and increase of walking distance. But there is a need for further studys to be done on treatment methods and evaluation methods.


Compression fracture;Complex Korean medical treatment;Traffic accident


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