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Author Qin, Z.; Liu, X.; Wu, J.; Zhai, Y.; Liu, Z.
Title Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Treating Sciatica: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Type of Study Systematic Review
Year 2015 Publication Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : ECAM Abbreviated Journal Evid Based Complement Alternat Med
Volume 2015 Issue Pages 425108
Keywords AcuTrials; Systematic Review; Back Pain; Sciatica; Musculoskeletal Diseases; Acupuncture
Abstract This is a systematic review and meta-analysis, which aimed to assess the current evidence on the effects and safety of acupuncture for treating sciatica. In this review, a total of 11 randomized controlled trials were included. As a result, we found that the use of acupuncture may be more effective than drugs and may enhance the effect of drugs for patients with sciatica, but because of the insufficient number of relevant and rigorous studies, the evidence is limited. Future trials using rigorous methodology, appropriate comparisons, and clinically relevant outcomes should be conducted.
Address Department of Acupuncture, Guang'anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100053, China
Language English Number of Treatments
Treatment Follow-up Frequency Number of Participants
Time in Treatment Condition Sciatica
Disease Category Back Pain OCSI Score
Notes PMID:26576192; PMCID:PMC4631886 Approved yes
Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 2012
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