Relief of low back pain immediately after acupuncture treatment--a randomised, placebo controlled trial.

@article{Inoue2006ReliefOL,
  title={Relief of low back pain immediately after acupuncture treatment--a randomised, placebo controlled trial.},
  author={Motohiro Inoue and Hiroshi Kitakoji and Naoto Ishizaki and Munenori Tawa and Tadashi Yano and Yasukazu Katsumi and Kenji Kawakita},
  journal={Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={103-8}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine the immediate effect of single acupuncture stimulation to the most painful point in patients with low back pain. METHOD A randomised, evaluator-blinded, sham controlled clinical trial was conducted in which 31 patients with low back pain were randomly allocated to either an acupuncture group (n = 15) or a sham acupuncture group (n = 16). Both acupuncture and sham acupuncture were performed at the most painful point on the lower back of the… CONTINUE READING

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