Korean Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines for Lumbar Herniated Intervertebral Disc in Adults: Based on Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE)

Bonhyuk Goo, Min Gi Jo, Eun Jung Kim, Hyun Jong Lee, Jae Soo Kim, Dongwoo Nam, Jung Won Kang, Tae Hun Kim, Yeon Cheol Park, Yong Hyeon Baek, Sang Soo Nam, Myeong Soo Lee, Byung Kwan Seo

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Abstract

A significant number of individuals suffer from low back pain throughout their lifetime, and the medical costs related to low back pain and disc herniation are gradually increasing in Korea. Korean medicine interventions have been used for the treatment of lumbar intervertebral disc herniation. Therefore, we aimed to update the existing Korean medicine clinical practice guidelines for lumbar intervertebral disc herniation. A review of the existing guidelines for clinical treatment and analysis of questionnaires targeting Korean medicine doctors were performed. Subsequently, key questions on the treatment method of Korean medicine used for disc herniation in actual clinical trials were derived, and drafts of recommendations were formed after literature searches using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation. An expert consensus was reached on the draft through the Delphi method and final recommendations were made through review by the development project team and the monitoring committee. Fifteen recommendations for seven interventions for lumbar disc herniation were derived, along with the grade of recommendation and the level of evidence. The existing Korean medicine clinical practice guidelines for lumbar intervertebral disc herniation have been updated. Continuous updates will be needed through additional research in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number246
JournalHealthcare (Switzerland)
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022

Keywords

  • Clinical practice guideline
  • Development and evaluation
  • Grading of recommendations assessment
  • Korean medicine
  • Lumbar intervertebral disc herniation

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