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Volume:160 Issue:1 Number:5 ISSN#:2564-2537
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Meta-Analysis
ACE Report #14208
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis


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OrthoEvidence. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. ACE Report. 2022;160(1):5. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/14208

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

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Treating Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

Biomed Res Int . 2021 Nov 15;2021:5937250.

Contributing Authors: L Yue MS Sun H Chen GZ Mu HL Sun

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Synopsis

Ten randomized controlled trials with 455 patients diagnosed with chronic low back pain were included in a meta-analysis evaluating the efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) to sham therapy or active comparators. The outcomes of interest were pain scores and disability at 1 and 3 months follow-up. The ESWT group had significantly lower pain scores at 1 month follow-up but these diffe...

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