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A Case Report of Korean Medicine Treatment on Back Pain of a Parkinson’s Disease Patient
J Korean Med Rehabil 2018;28:153-60
Published online January 31, 2018;
Copyright © 2018 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Doo-Ri Kim, K.M.D., Joo-Won Kim, K.M.D., Won-Hyung Ryu, K.M.D., Yong-Hyun Jeon, K.M.D., Hee-Young Moon, K.M.D.*, Ji-Won Park, K.M.D., Ju-Hee Park, K.M.D.

Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Korean Internal Medicine*, Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine, Korean Obstetrics & Gynecology Medicine, Bucheon Jaseng Korean Medicine Hospital
Correspondence to: Doo-Ri Kim, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Bucheon Jaseng Korean Medicine Hospital, 17 Buil-ro 191beon-gil, Bucheon 14598, Korea
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Received December 26, 2017; Revised January 4, 2018; Accepted January 9, 2018.
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.
The purpose of the study is to explore the possibility of Korean medicine treatment on back pain of Parkinson’s disease patient through a case study. A Parkinson’s disease patient suffering from back pain and both limbs pain was hospitalized and treated with acupuncture and traditional medicine. We evaluated the treatment effect with Numerial Rate Scale (NRS), Oswestry low back pain disability questionnaire (ODI), EuroQol-Five Dimensions (EQ-5D), and Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS). As a result, back pain NRS, lower limbs pain NRS, ODI, EQ-5D, UPDRS turned out to be greatly improved from 9 to 3, 5 to 2, 80 to 64, −0.014 to 0.513, 122 to 37, respectively. This study suggested that Korean Medicine could be effective treatment for back pain of Parkinson’s Disease. Further clinical studies are needed to obtain definite conclusion.
Keywords : Parkinson’s disease, Back Pain, Korean Medicine, Case Reports

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