AcuTrials

Therapeutic Observation on "Green Tortoise Probing Cave" Operation plus Stuck Needle Method in Treating Transverse Process Syndrome of the Third Lumbar Vertebra

Item

Title

Therapeutic Observation on "Green Tortoise Probing Cave" Operation plus Stuck Needle Method in Treating Transverse Process Syndrome of the Third Lumbar Vertebra

Journal Publication

Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

Date

2009

volume

7

pages

286-287

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Low Back Pain, Chronic
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Acu Versus Usual Care
Ashi Acupuncture Style
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only
Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical
Stuck Needle Method
Fixed Acupuncture Protocol

Abstract

Transverse process syndrome of the third lumbar vertebra is a common cause of lumbago and sciatica. It is manifested by localized soreness, distention and pain on unilateral or bilateral aspect of the third lumbar transverse process. There is also fixed tenderness point at the tip of the transverse process. This condition frequently occurs in young adults who are engaged in physical work. In recent years, the author used green tortoise probing cave method and stuck needle method for treating 72 cases of transverse process syndrome of the third lumbar vertebra, it is now report as follows.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

5 Weeks

has health condition studied

Back Pain

has study population number

140

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