Albrecht Molsberger

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BACKGROUND To our knowledge, verum acupuncture has never been directly compared with sham acupuncture and guideline-based conventional therapy in patients with chronic low back pain. METHODS A patient- and observer-blinded randomized controlled trial conducted in Germany involving 340 outpatient practices, including 1162 patients aged 18 to 86 years (mean(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to assess the efficacy of a part-standardised verum acupuncture procedure, in accordance with the rules of traditional Chinese medicine, compared with that of part-standardised sham acupuncture and standard migraine prophylaxis with beta blockers, calcium-channel blockers, or antiepileptic drugs in the reduction of migraine days 26(More)
Acupuncture treatment is frequently sought for tension-type headache (TTH), but there is conflicting evidence as to its effectiveness. This randomised, controlled, multicentre, patient-and observer-blinded trial was carried out in 122 outpatient practices in Germany on 409 patients with TTH, defined as > or =10 headache days per month of which < or =1(More)
Since the last Cochrane review of acupuncture and headache in 2001, which found methodological and/or reporting shortcomings in the majority of the studies, several large, randomized trials on the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment for headache have been published. Following a brief overview of the pathophysiology of migraine and possible action(More)
74 pop/rock/jazz musicians and 100 classical musicians were investigated by means of a specially designed questionnaire. Several social, musical, pain-, and health-related questions were asked. Pain of the musculoskeletal system was the main complaint of musicians in both group (75% classical; 64% rock-pop-jazz). Classical musicians suffer most from neck(More)
The problems of nociception and the development of pain in radicular syndromes of the spine may be summarized as follows: 1. The anatomic complex nerve root/dorsal ganglion is a key structure in the pain physiology of disk prolapse and spinal stenosis. 2. Chronic compression of nerve tissue causes structural changes. 3. These structural changes are(More)
The clinical deterioration in a patient after chemonucleolysis with chymopapain is described in a case report. Experiments were carried out, to receive a proper understanding of possible diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. The paper discusses the pathophysiology of these complications from the view-points of morphology and function. In the important(More)
Over a period of 4 weeks we examined the reliability of spinal cord nerve potentials in the thoracic-lumbar region after stimulation of the hindpaw in 10 rats. Recording electrodes were chronically implanted over a period of 4 weeks into the lower thoracic and upper lumbar lamina by using an operation microscope. The action potentials were recorded at the(More)
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