Proposal of East-west Integrative Medicine Manual for Rehabilitation after Lumbar Spine Surgery

요추 수술 후 재활 치료에서의 한양방협진 매뉴얼 제안

  • Received : 2018.09.15
  • Accepted : 2018.10.17
  • Published : 2018.10.31


Objectives This is one of the manuals of East-west integrative medicine which was created by the Committee on integrative medicine of Chung-Yeon Korean Medicine Hospital. The purpose of this manual is to support clinical decision making and communication during the rehabilitation of patients after lumbar spine surgery. Methods The drafting was done by two rehabilitation specialists in Korean Medicine. After a rehabilitation specialist in western medicine reviewed the draft and exchanged their ideas, a revised version that reflects the goal of consultation was made. Then the Committee agreed to adopt the manuals through the process of review and feedback in addition to face-to-face discussions. Results This manual describes clinical decision making for rehabilitation after lumbar microdiskectomy, interbody fusion, and kyphoplasty. Therefore it contains the schedule of rehabilitation treatment through the surgical technique, general goal of the rehabilitation by phase, scales for outcome measure and postoperative infection management. Conclusions The proposal of this manual has a significance for it provides information about decision making process and contents of treatment in one medical institution for East-west integrative rehabilitation treatment after lumbar spine surgery.


Laminectomy;Diskectomy;Vertebroplasty;Rehabilitation;Integrative medicine;Korean Medicine