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J Acupunct Res > Volume 30(2); 2013 > Article
Published online April 21, 2013.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.13045/kamms.2013017   
A Clinical Study about Gait Disturbance of Patient who Diagnosed Spinal Cord Concussion after Traffic Accident
Yi Jeong Choi1, Bong Hyo Lee1, Yun Kyu Lee1, Jae Su Kim1, Hyun Jong Lee1, Tae Young Jung2, Sung Chu Lim1
1Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Meridian & Acupoint, College of Oriental Medicine, Deagu Haany University
2Je-Han Oriental Medical Academy
*Corresponding author.
Sung Chu Lim

Objectives : The purpose on this study is to report clinical effects of oriental medicine for gait disturbance after traffic accident.

Methods :
The patient was treated using electro-acupuncture, 8 constitution acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion and physical treatment. The effects for gait disturbance have measured with modified barthel index(MBI) and that for lower back pain have measured with visual analog scale(VAS).

Results :
1. The Modified barthel index gradually increased according to treatment time.
2. The VAS of low back pain decreased to less than half.
Conclusion : Oriental medical treatment showed positive effect on gait disturbance after traffic accident.
Keywords: Electro-acupuncture; 8 constitution acupuncture; Gait disturbance; Spinal cord concussion; Modified barthel index; Visual analog scale

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