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Extracorpeal Shockwave Therapy Vs Steroid Injection for the Treatment of Coccydynia

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July 2022

Extracorpeal Shockwave Therapy Vs Steroid Injection for the Treatment of Coccydynia

Vol: 265| Issue: 1| Number:1| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Comparison of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy and Blind Steroid Injection in Patients With Coccydynia: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Am J Phys Med Rehabil . 2022 May 1;101(5):417-422.

Contributing Authors:
T Ahadi S Hosseinverdi G Raissi S Sajadi B Forogh

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Synopsis

Thirty-six patients with coccydynia were randomized to receive either extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) (n=18) or corticosteroid injections (n=18). The primary outcome of this trial was to assess pain scores using a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) at baseline, 1 week, 1, 2, and 6 months. The secondary outcomes of this trial were to compare the quality of life using the short-form health survey (...

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