International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medical Science | India | Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024 | Rating: 5.2 / 10

A Singular Case Study: Acupuncture Treatment with GB20, GB21, UB11, LI4, LI16 for Acute Pain Management in Cervical Spondylosis

Dr Syam Kumar

Abstract: Background: Cervical spondylosis, a common degenerative condition, often presents with cervical pain and radiculopathy. Acupuncture has been explored as a complementary therapy for pain management in various musculoskeletal disorders. Case Presentation: A 40 - year - old male, presented with persistent cervical pain and left arm radiation, attributed to cervical spondylosis. His medical history included hypertension. Conventional treatments provided partial relief, prompting the exploration of acupuncture as an alternative therapy. Diagnostic Assessment: Clinical examination and imaging confirmed cervical spondylosis. No contraindications to acupuncture were identified. Therapeutic Intervention: Acupuncture treatment focused on acupoints GB20, GB21, UB11, LI4, and LI16, selected for their analgesic and anti - inflammatory properties. Treatment sessions were conducted over four weeks. Follow - up and Outcome: The patient reported significant pain reduction and improved range of motion following acupuncture treatment. Pain intensity decreased from 8/10 to 2/10 on the visual analog scale. There were no adverse effects noted. Moreover, he experienced a notable decrease in hypertension symptoms. Discussion: This case highlights the potential efficacy of acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy for acute pain management in cervical spondylosis. The selection of acupoints aimed to alleviate pain and inflammation, yielding favorable outcomes in this patient. Additionally, the observed reduction in hypertension symptoms suggests a possible ancillary benefit of acupuncture in managing comorbid conditions. Conclusion: Acupuncture, targeting specific acupoints, demonstrated promising results in alleviating acute pain and improving functional outcomes in cervical spondylosis. Further research is warranted to elucidate the mechanisms of action and optimize treatment protocols in similar cases.

Keywords: Acupuncture, cervical spondylosis, pain management, complementary therapy, case report

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024,

Pages: 1040 - 1043

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