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Acupressure improves pain, function, and disability for low back pain up to 6 months

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August 2013

Acupressure improves pain, function, and disability for low back pain up to 6 months

Vol: 2| Issue: 7| Number:477| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Treatment of low back pain by acupressure and physical therapy: randomised controlled trial

BMJ. 2006 Mar 25;332(7543):696-700. Epub 2006 Feb 17

Contributing Authors:
LL Hsieh CH Kuo LH Lee AM Yen KL Chien TH Chen

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Synopsis

129 patients with chronic low back pain were randomised to undergo either an acupressure intervention or a physical therapy intervention for one month. The primary outcomes examined were pain, function, and disability (Roland and Morris disability questionnaire, Modified Oswestry disability questionnaire). The results indicated that acupressure was effective in reducing low back pain for up to 6-m...

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