Acupuncture for acute low back pain: a systematic review.

@article{Lee2013AcupunctureFA,
  title={Acupuncture for acute low back pain: a systematic review.},
  author={Jun-Hwan Lee and Tae-young Choi and Myeong Soo Lee and Hyejung Lee and Byung-Cheul Shin and Hyangsook Lee},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={172-85}
}
OBJECTIVES Although acupuncture has been frequently used for acute nonspecific low back pain (LBP), relevant systematic reviews indicate sparse and inconclusive evidence. This systematic review aimed at critically evaluating the evidence for/against acupuncture for acute LBP. METHODS We searched Medline, Central, Embase, 2 Chinese databases, relevant journals, and trial registries for the randomized-controlled trials of acupuncture that involved needling for acute/subacute LBP. Risk of bias… CONTINUE READING
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