Pharmacoacupuncture Treatment of Coccygodynia Caused by Perforating Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome: Two Cases Report

관통피부신경 포착으로 발생한 꼬리뼈 통증 환자 약침치료 치험 2예

  • Moon, Sori (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Dongguk University Bundang Oriental Hospital) ;
  • An, Sunjoo (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Dongguk University Bundang Oriental Hospital) ;
  • Choi, Seonghwan (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Dongguk University Bundang Oriental Hospital) ;
  • Park, Seohyun (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Dongguk University Bundang Oriental Hospital) ;
  • Keum, Dongho (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Dongguk University Bundang Oriental Hospital)
  • 문소리 (동국대학교 분당한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 안선주 (동국대학교 분당한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 최성환 (동국대학교 분당한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 박서현 (동국대학교 분당한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 금동호 (동국대학교 분당한방병원 한방재활의학과)
  • Received : 2019.06.15
  • Accepted : 2019.07.05
  • Published : 2019.07.31


This study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of pharmacoacupuncture treatment of coccygodynia caused by perforating cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome. Two patients were diagnosed as coccygodynia caused by perforating cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome which pain was within the anatomical field of the nerve, worsened by pressure-inducing posture, no objective sensory loss and in presence of pin-point tenderness. They were treated by pharmacoacupuncture at perforating cutaneous nerve region penertrating the sacrotuberous ligament and local tenderness point of coccyx. The evaluation of clinical outcome was done by pain intensity numerical rating scale (PI-NRS), pressure pain threshold (PPT) and EuroQol five dimensions questionnaire (EQ-5D) index. After treatment, their PI-NRS was decreased, PPT and EQ-5D index were increased. The pharmacoacupuncture therapy at entrapment point of perforating cutaneous nerve could be an effective way to treat coccygodynia caused by perforating cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome.


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