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J Korean Med Rehabi 2019 Jul; 29(3): 141-148  
Clinical Study on 2 Cases of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Treated by Korean Traditional Medicine
Published online July 31, 2019
Copyright © 2019 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Tae-Geol Lee, K.M.D.*, Kwang-Hwi Kim, K.M.D.*, Tae-Yeon Kim, K.M.D.*, Sang-Woon Lee, K.M.D.*, Hui-Yeong Chu, K.M.D.*, Ho Kim, K.M.D.*, Sang-Gun Lee, K.M.D.*, Jae-Yong Choi, K.M.D.*, Kang-Eah Choi, K.M.D., Hyun-Woo Cho, K.M.D.*

Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine*, Oriental Neuropsychiatry Medicine, Haeundae Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine
Correspondence to: Hyun-Woo Cho, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Haeundae Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine, 793 Haeun-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan 48102, Korea
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Received: June 13, 2019; Revised: June 29, 2019; Accepted: July 4, 2019
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a severe disease that usually needs surgical treatment. We have treated two CSM patients with Korean traditonal medicine, which includes acupuncture, pharmacopuncture, herbal medicine and manual treatment (Chuna). For objective evaluation, we used Nurick’s classification, JOA (Japanses Orthopedic Association) score, grip and release test and hand grasping power measurement. Post-treatment analysis has shown that grip and release test score and grasping power of two patients were both remarkably improved, along with the improvements on both Nurick’s classification and JOA score. This study showed that Korean traditional medicine could be effective conservative treatment for CSM.
Keywords : Spondylosis, Spinal cord diseases, Acupuncture, Korean traditional medicine

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