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ACE Report #5393
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Intra-articular prolotherapy is effective for sustained relief of Sacroiliac Joint Pain


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

A randomized controlled trial of intra-articular prolotherapy versus steroid injection for sacroiliac joint pain

J Altern Complement Med. 2010 Dec;16(12):1285-90. doi: 10.1089/acm.2010.0031

Contributing Authors: Woong Mo Kim Hyung Gon Lee Cheol Won Jeong Chang Mo Kim Myung Ha Yoon

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Synopsis

50 patients with sacroiliac joint pain were randomized to receive injection treatments of either intra-articular prolotherapy (5% dextrose water) or intra-articular corticosteroid to evaluate the sustained pain relief effects of each treatment. The trial used the Numerical Rating System (NRS) and the Oswestry disability index (ODI) for pain and disability respectively. The study found that after a...

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