One Case Report on Physical Sequelas after Spinal Epidural Abscess Surgery

척추 경막외 농양 수술 후유증 치험 1례

  • Kwon, Jeong-Gook (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Bun-dang Korean Medicine Hospital, Dong-Guk University) ;
  • Lee, Jong-Ha (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Bun-dang Korean Medicine Hospital, Dong-Guk University) ;
  • Keum, Dong-Ho (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Bun-dang Korean Medicine Hospital, Dong-Guk University)
  • 권정국 (동국대학교 분당한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 이종하 (동국대학교 분당한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 금동호 (동국대학교 분당한방병원 한방재활의학과)
  • Received : 2014.09.17
  • Accepted : 2014.10.07
  • Published : 2014.10.31


The objective of this study is to report the improvement of one patient with physical sequelas induced by spinal epidural abscess surgery. The patient was treated by acupuncture therapy with pulsed electromagnetic therapy and herb medicine. We evaluated the effectiveness by numerical rating scale (NRS). As a result, the patient improved significantly NRS score. And the patient's symptoms were alleviated. We guess that the causes of the patient symptoms are chronic inflammation and fibrosis of dural. We conclude that acupuncture therapy with pulsed electromagnetic therapy is an effective treatment to reduce the residual pain after spinal epidural abscess surgery. But there is a limit on this study due to sufficient number of case. Further studies will be needed.


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