Zhongguo Gu Shang. 2022 Aug 25;35(8):747-51. doi: 10.12200/j.issn.1003-0034.2022.08.009.
OBJECTIVE: To observe the radiological change and curative effect of cervical spondylosis treated with cervical vertebra pulling therapy in young people.
METHODS: A total of 65 patients(shedding in 5 patients and final inclusion in 60 patients) with cervical spondylosis who were treated from January 2018 to September 2019 were randomly divided into treatment group and control group according to the digital table method. There were 30 patients in treatment group, including 14 males and 18 females, aged from 20 to 44 years old with an average of(29.83±6.99) years, who were treated with cervical vertebra pulling therapy(once a week, 4 times in total). The control group consisted of 30 cases, 12 males and 18 females, aged from 18 to 43 years old with an average of (31.77±5.93) years, who received sitting traction therapy(once a week, 4 times in total). The changes of C2-C7 Cobb angle, arc-chord distance and T1 slope (T1S) in two groups were observed before treatment and 1 month after treatment, for intra-group and inter-group comparison;and the changes of numerical rating scale(NRS) in two groups were observed before treatment and 1, 3 months after treatment, for intra-group and inter-group comparison.
RESULTS: Sixty patients were followed up for (3.2±0.3) months. There were no significant differences in NRS, C2-C7 Cobb angle, arc-chord distance and T1S between two groups before treatment (P>0.05). One month after treatment, the NRS, C2-C7 Cobb angle, arc-chord distance and T1S were(1.67±0.76) scores, (16.55±6.01)°, (10.95±4.04)mm, (18.95±4.19)° in treatment group and(1.40±0.86) scores, (10.23±5.94) °, (6.11±4.17) mm, (13.34±4.25)° in control group respectively. C2-C7 Cobb angle, arc-chord distance and T1S in treatment group were better than those in control group (P<0.05); there was no significant difference in NRS between two groups (P>0.05). Compared with before treatment, there were statistically significant differences in C2-C7 Cobb angle, arc-chord distance and T1S in treatment group(P<0.05), but no statistically significant differences in control group(P>0.05). Three months after operation, NRS of treatment group was (1.60±0.62) scores and that of control group was (4.17±0.70) scores. The treatment group was better than the control group(P<0.05). The scores of treatment group after treatment were lower than those before treatment(P<0.05), and there was no significant difference in control group before and after treatment(P>0.05).
CONCLUSION: Cervical vertebra pulling method and cervical vertebra sitting traction can relieve the pain symptoms of patients with cervical spondylosis, but the effect of cervical vertebra pulling method is more durable;cervical vertebra pulling method can correct abnormal cervical sagittal parameters.