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Table 4 Care for facial palsy—Western medicine treatment

From: Analysis of medical services provided to patients with peripheral facial palsy in Korea: a descriptive, cross-sectional study of the health insurance review and assessment service national patient sample database

  Total Outpatients Inpatients
Total Users of both WM users Total Users of both WM users Total Users of both WM users
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
  4970 1068 1114 4690 1002 1057 519 88 324
Injections
 Continuous intravenous injections 426 8.6 278 26.0 148 13.3 101 2.2 64 6.4 37 3.5 335 64.5 54 61.4 281 86.7
 Subcutaneous or intramuscular injections 285 5.7 165 15.4 120 10.8 204 4.3 114 11.4 90 8.5 40 7.7 20 22.7 20 6.2
 Intravenous side injections 151 3.0 97 9.1 54 4.8 33 0.7 22 2.2 11 1.0 121 23.3 18 20.5 103 31.8
Nerve blocks                   
 Block of peripheral branch of spinal nerve-greater or lesser occipital nerve 38 0.8 13 1.2 25 2.2 36 0.8 12 1.2 24 2.3 2 0.4 0 0.0 2 0.6
 Sympathetic plexus or ganglion block 36 0.7 23 2.2 13 1.2 35 0.7 22 2.2 13 1.2 3 0.6 0 0.0 3 0.9
 Cranial nerve or its peripheral branch block-facial nerve 39 0.8 10 0.9 29 2.6 27 0.6 7 0.7 20 1.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
 Spinal nerve plexus, root or ganglion block-superficial cervical plexus 14 0.3 1 0.1 13 1.2 14 0.3 1 0.1 13 1.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Physical therapy                   
 Superficial heat therapy 411 8.3 290 27.2 121 10.9 342 7.3 236 23.6 106 10.0 98 18.9 29 33.0 69 21.3
 Deep heat therapy 188 3.8 128 12.0 60 5.4 147 3.1 100 10.0 47 4.4 47 9.1 15 17.0 32 9.9
 Infrared ray irradiation 88 1.8 62 5.8 26 2.3 79 1.7 56 5.6 23 2.2 15 2.9 5 5.7 10 3.1
 Electrical stimulation therapy 394 7.9 305 28.6 89 8.0 321 6.8 245 24.5 76 7.2 116 22.4 41 46.6 75 23.1
 Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation 150 3.0 97 9.1 53 4.8 123 2.6 76 7.6 47 4.4 30 5.8 11 12.5 19 5.9
 Interferential current therapy 65 1.3 40 3.7 25 2.2 42 0.9 25 2.5 17 1.6 24 4.6 13 14.8 11 3.4
 Laser therapy 69 1.4 45 4.2 24 2.2 61 1.3 42 4.2 19 1.8 13 2.5 6 6.8 7 2.2
 Massage therapy 285 5.7 216 20.2 69 6.2 240 5.1 179 17.9 61 5.8 73 14.1 23 26.1 50 15.4
 Simple therapeutic exercise 80 1.6 61 5.7 19 1.7 66 1.4 49 4.9 17 1.6 17 3.3 5 5.7 12 3.7
 Therapeutic exercise-complex 12 0.2 7 0.7 5 0.4 7 0.1 5 0.5 2 0.2 6 1.2 1 1.1 5 1.5
 Myofascial trigger point injection therapy 10 0.2 4 0.4 6 0.5 8 0.2 4 0.4 4 0.4 2 0.4 0 0.0 2 0.6
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