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Effectiveness of a multimodal treatment approach for a woman in her 60s with Charcot-marie-tooth disease and scoliosis

MOJ Sports Medicine
Satoki Kubo,<sup>1</sup> Mayo Nunokawa<sup>2</sup>

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, also known as hereditary peripheral neuropathy, is a rare disorder that causes muscle atrophy and sensory abnormalities. The disease can cause many difficulties in the patient’s daily life, especially as muscle atrophy and deformity progresses, making it difficult to walk and maintain balance. This study details the effects of treatment on a woman in her 60s with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and severe scoliosis. The treatment approach incorporated a multifaceted approach of increasing skin mobility and range of motion, eliminating catastrophic thoughts, reducing muscle tension, and controlling body weight. During the 3-month treatment period, the patient’s primary symptoms, including back pain and joint instability were significantly relieved. In particular, the elimination of catastrophic thoughts and weight control contributed significantly to improving the patient’s quality of life. The results of this study suggest the effectiveness of a multimodal treatment approach for the patient with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and scoliosis.


peripheral neuropathy, muscle atrophy, sensory abnormalities