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Volume:12 Issue:9 Number:1 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12334
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

No Advantage in Recovery Time or Clinical Outcomes With Acupuncture Addition for Acute Low Back Pain


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Acupuncture for acute non-specific low back pain: a randomised, controlled, multicentre intervention study in general practice-the Acuback study.

BMJ Open. 2020; 10(8): e034157.

Contributing Authors: T Skonnord H Skjeie M Brekke A Klovning M Grotle E Aas I Mdala A Fetveit

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Synopsis

One hundred and eighty-five patients with acute low back pain were randomized to receive standard treatment (advice on activity, analgesic medication, sick leave) with or without the addition of an acupuncture session. The primary outcome of interest was time to recovery. Secondary outcomes of interest included pain severity, the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ), the EuroQoL 5 dimensi...

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