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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1987;11(2):2.
Comprehensive Rehabilitation Approach to Cervical Radiculopathy
Tae Sik Yoon, M.D., Jae Ho Moon, M.D. , Jung Soon Shin, M.D.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei university College of Medicine
경추부 신경근병변의 재활치료에 관한 연구
윤태식, 문재호, 신정순
연세대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

The Purpose of this study is to demonstrate the therapeutic effect of a comprehensive rehabilitation approach to cervical radiculopathy including strict bed rest for relief of pain and spasm; instruction for specific activities and posture to prevent aggravation and recurrence; physical therapy such as heating, traction, strengthening exercise; a gradual increase of activities of daily living; and psychotherapy.

The subjects of this study were 146 patients with cervical radiculopathy who were admitted to Yongdong Severance Hospital, Yonsei University, and were managed with a comprehensive rehabilitation approach.

The major results were as follows:

There were abnormal radiographic findings in 78.8% and associated neuromuscular illness in 63% of all patients with cervical radiculopathy.

Patients with psychological factors comprised 24% of all patients and had a significantly longer period of admission(average stay 24.3 days) than those without(average stay 18.9 days). The average hospital stay was 20.8 days. At the time of discharge, 86.3% of all patients showed favorable results and 95.9% showed symptomatic improvement. After discharge, 123 cases out of 146 were followed up for an average of 3 months and showed maintenance of their state at discharge in 71.5%, improvement of symptoms in 16.5% and aggravation of symptoms in 12.2%. According to the above results, a comprehensive approach to cervical radiculopathy is an effective management procedure.

Key Words: Comprehensive rehabilitation, Cervical radiculopathy


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