A Patient with Symptoms Caused by Electric Shock Treated with Traditional Korean Medicine

Young Rok Lee, Beom Seok Kim, Ye Ji Lee, Hyo Bin Kim, Ki Jung Sung, Hyun Ji Cha, Ju Hyun Jeon, Young Il Kim
2020 Journal of Acupuncture Research  
This case report describes a 60-year-old female patient diagnosed with intercostal neuropathy and vertebral compression fractures which occurred following an electric shock injury. The patient received acupuncture, pharmacopuncture, and herbal medicine administration between February 10th, 2020 and April 25th, 2020. The pain level in the thoracic and left intercostal areas was assessed using the Numerical Rating Scale. The Self-report of the Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs
more » ... mptoms and Signs Pain Scale were used to diagnose neuropathic pain. The Neuropathic-Pain -Scale was used to evaluate the degree of neuropathic symptoms. The Oswestry Disability Index and the European Quality of Life-5 Dimensions were used to assess quality of life scales and functional disorder. Following combined Korean medicine treatment, the patient exhibited reduced levels of pain and significant improvement in functional disorder symptoms and quality of life.
doi:10.13045/jar.2020.00192 fatcat:qcc7aw6fsbf2belwptlke4a2lu