Acupuncture has long been employed for the treatment of chronic low back pain (CLBP). Acupuncture chronic low-back pain, however, very few studies have characterized the effectiveness of the different acupuncture modes for CLBP.
In total, 187 patients with CLBP participated in this study. Eligible patients were randomized to Hegu acupuncture, Standard acupuncture, or Usual Care groups. Eighteen (18) treatments were provided for over 7 weeks. Back-related dysfunction and symptom severity were assessed by the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ) and the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), which were collected at baseline and at 8 and 48 weeks after beginning the treatment. Repeated-measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) was employed for factorial analyses.
Significant differences were found between the follow-up and the baseline scores.
Acupuncture chronic low-back pain. Both acupuncture modes have beneficial and persistent effectiveness against CLBP compared with the usual care group; Hegu acupuncture is significantly more effective than standardized acupuncture, especially in the long term.
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– SOURCE: Chengdu Military General Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan, PR China.