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A Case Report of Complex Korean Medical Treatment for Cervical Spinal Cord Injury and Neurogenic Bladder

한의복합치료 후 호전된 경부척수손상 환자의 사지마비 및 신경인성 방광: 증례보고

  • Received : 2016.05.12
  • Accepted : 2016.06.20
  • Published : 2016.07.31

Abstract

A 57-year-old male patient was diagnosed as Incomplete cervical spinal cord injury and Neurogenic bladder after falling accident and suffered from tetraplegia and urinary retention. The patient was hospitalized and treated with Complex Korean Medical treatment such as acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, bee venom pharmacopuncture and herbal medication for 13 weeks. International Standard for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI) was adopted to evaluate the functional recovery and Korean version of Modified Barthel Index (K-MBI) was adopted to evaluate the recovery of activities of daily living (ADL). After treatment, Total scores of ISNCSCI and K-MBI were improved. Also patient's micturition reflex was recovered and symptoms of neurogenic bladder were improved. This result shows that Korean Medical treatment may be an effective treatment option for spinal cord injury and neurogenic bladder patients. Further clinical studies are needed to clarify the effect of Korean Medical treatment on spinal cord injury.

Keywords

Spinal cord injury;Neurogenic bladder;Acupuncture;Electro-acupuncture;Bee venom pharmacopuncture;Herbal medicine

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : Dongshin University