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Case Reports on Neck Pain with Cervical Syringomyelia Patients Treated by Korean Medical Therapy
The Journal of Korea CHUNA Manual Medicine for Spine & Nerves 2015;10:107-16
Published online June 30, 2015
Copyright © 2015 Korean Society of Chuna manual Medicine for Spine & Nerves.

Hyung-Jin Yoo, K.M.D.1, Min-Kyun Kim, K.M.D.2, Dong-Hyun Lee, K.M.D.2, Joon Park, K.M.D.2 Hyun-Ho Lee, K.M.D.2, Seong-Hyun Jeong, K.M.D.2

1Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Daejeon Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine. 2Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Daejeon Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Objectives : The purpose of these clinical cases is to evaluate the effectiveness of Korean medical therapy on neck pain with cervical syringomyelia Methods : These are case reports on 2 patients admitted to Daejeon jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine with neck pain and diagnosis of cervical syringomyelia by Cervical spine Magnetic Resonance Imaging, were observed during hospitalization. They were analyzed according to pain and Cervical spine Range of Motion. All patients received a combination of treatments including Acupunture, Chuna, Pharmacopunture, Herbal medication. Pain scales(Number Rating Scale, Neck Disability Index) and Cervical spine Range of Motion were used during hospitalization. Results : After 3 weeks for these patients, Cervical spine Number Rating Scales decreased from 7 to 3 and from 9 to 4 respectively. And Trapezius muscle Number Rating Scales decreased from 7 to 3 and from 2 to 1 respectively. Also Cervical spine Range of Motion improved to the normal. Conclusions : Korean medical therapy might be effective in reducing pain and improving range of motion for patients with neck pain. And we hope this study further confirmed the effectiveness of Korean medical therapy on neck pain with cervical syringomyelia.
Keywords : Syringomyelia, Neck pain, Korean medical therapy


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