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ACE Report #5001
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

LBP: Beneficial effect of electro-massage therapy on pain, disability & health-related QOL


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Short-term effects of interferential current electro-massage in adults with chronic non-specific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial

Clin Rehabil. 2013 May;27(5):439-49. doi: 10.1177/0269215512460780. Epub 2012 Oct 3

Contributing Authors: IC Lara-Palomo ME Aguilar-Ferrandiz GA Mataran-Penarrocha M Saavedra-Hernandez J Granero-Molina C Fernandez-Sola AM Castro-Sanchez

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Synopsis

62 patients with chronic, non-specific low back pain of mechanical origin were randomized to determine the efficacy of combined electro-massage therapy as a treatment option. Participants were allocated to either electro-massage therapy or to a control treatment of superficial massage only. The treatments consisted of 20 sessions over 10 weeks. At post-treatment evaluation, patients who had receiv...

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