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Peripheral Post-traumatic Cervical Dystonia Treated by Miniscalpel-Acupuncture: A Case Report
J Korean Med Rehabil 2018;28:161-6
Published online January 31, 2018;
Copyright © 2018 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Sang-Hoon Yoon, K.M.D., Hee-Guen Jo, K.M.D., Min-Goo Kwon, K.M.D.*, Min-Yeong Song, K.M.D.

Chung-Yeon Medical Institute, Chung-Yeon Korean Medical Hospital*, Jangsu-gun Health Center and County Hospital
Correspondence to: Hee-Geun Jo, Chung-Yeon Medical Institute, 64 Sangmujungang-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju 61949, Korea
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Received November 6, 2017; Revised November 19, 2017; Accepted November 24, 2017.
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.
This report describes the miniscalpel-acupuncture treatment of a 68-yr-old woman who had abnormal posture and involuntary dystonic movements of the head and neck. She suffered muscle contracture associated symptoms after she fell injured in 2014. Her neck had abnormal posture findings due to muscle tension. The spasms gradually worsened and did not respond to botulinum toxin injections. Involuntary dystonic movements may be due to peripheral post-traumatic cervical dystonia. Outcomes support cervical dystonia may be managed effectively with miniscalpel-acupuncture. Further research is recommended.
Keywords : Post-traumatic dystonia, Cervical dystonia, Miniscalpel acupuncture

January 2018, 28 (1)