Fire Needling Therapy in Patients with a Vertebral Compression Fracture: A Report of Three Cases

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  • Kim, Tae-Ryeong (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University) ;
  • Kim, Young-Jun (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University) ;
  • Woo, Chang-Hoon (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University)
  • 김태령 (대구한의대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 김영준 (대구한의대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 우창훈 (대구한의대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과)
  • Received : 2017.09.14
  • Accepted : 2017.10.10
  • Published : 2017.10.31


The purpose of this study is to report the effectiveness of Fire needling therapy in patients with a vertebral compression fracture. Three patients with a acute vertebral compression fracture were treated using Fire needling therapy. To evaluate the effectiveness of Fire needling therapy, we checked Numerical rating scale on a daily and Oswestry disability index on admission and discharge. Numerical rating scale decreased as the number of Fire needling therapy increased. Oswestry disability index on discharge improved compared to admission. The limitation of this study is the insufficient number of cases and outcome measurements. Further studies are needed to prove effect and safety.


Vertebral compression fracture;Fire needling therapy;Numerical rating scale;Oswestry disability index


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