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Volume:37 Issue:1 Number:2 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #13581
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

No Clinical Benefit of 8 Weeks of Dry Cupping Therapy for Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain

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OrthoEvidence. No Clinical Benefit of 8 Weeks of Dry Cupping Therapy for Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain. ACE Report. 2021;37(1):2. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/13581

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

Dry cupping therapy is not superior to sham cupping to improve clinical outcomes in people with non-specific chronic low back pain: a randomised trial

J Physiother. 2021 Apr;67(2): 132-139.

Contributing Authors: HJ Almeida Silva GM Barbosa R Scattone Silva BT Saragiotto JMP Oliveira YT Pinheiro CAA Lins MC de Souza

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Ninety patients with chronic low back pain were randomized to receive 8 weeks of dry cupping therapy (n=45) or sham dry cupping therapy (n=45). The primary outcome of interest was pain intensity on a numeric pain scale which was measured at rest, during the timed up and go (TUG) test, and during trunk flexion. Secondary outcomes of interest included physical function via the Oswestry Disability In...

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