AcuTrials

Influence of Acupuncture Plus LONG's Manual Manipulations on Functional Improvement in Lumbar

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Title

Influence of Acupuncture Plus LONG's Manual Manipulations on Functional Improvement in Lumbar

Journal Publication

Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

Date

2010

volume

8(6)

pages

375-379

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Intervertebral Disc Displacement
Acu Versus CAM Control
Electroacupuncture
Long's Bonesetting Manipulations
TCM Acupuncture Style
Fixed Acupuncture Protocol
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other

Abstract

Objective: To obsere the effect of acupuncture plus LONG's manual manipulations on the functional improvement of the patients with lumbar intervertebral disc protrusion. Methods: 60 cases of the patients were randomly divided into a observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each group. The observation group was treated with acupuncture plus LONG's manual manipulations, and the control group was treated with single acupuncture. The functions of the lumber vetebrae were processed in accordance with the assessment system of Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA), and the therapeutic effects were assessed by Visual Analog Scale (VAS). Results: After the treatments, the differences in JOA and improvement indexes were statistically significant (P<0.05) between the two groups. VAS was decreased much remarkably in the observation group (P<0.01) than before the treatments and decreased remarkably in the control group (P<0.05) than before the treatments. There was a remarkable difference in VAS between the two groups after the treatments (P<0.05). Conclusion: Acupuncture plus LONG's manual manipulations are better than single acupuncture in improving the fuctions of the patients with lumbar intervertebral disc protusion.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

3 Weeks

has health condition studied

Back Pain

has study population number

60

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