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[Comparative observation of efficacy on lumbar disc herniation treated with acupotomology and operation]

OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy difference between acupotomology and operation in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH). METHODS: One hundred and eighty-four cases were randomized into an acupotomology group (109 cases) and an operation group (75 cases). In acupotomology group, acupotomology was applied to relevant local soft tissues in LDH and the reactive points in the distribution of superior gluteal nerves, at the outlet of sciatic nerve and in the nerve innervate area of the lower extremities separately. In operation group, the small-windowed discectomy through small incision was adopted. The clinical efficacies were assessed between two groups. RESULTS: In acupotomology group, the clinical cured rate was 82.6% (90/109) and the effective rate was 96.3% (105/109). In operation group, they were 86.7% (65/75) and 97.3% (73/75) respectively. There were no significant differences in statistics between two groups (both P > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Acupotomology is definitely effective in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation and its efficacy is similar to that of operation

Keywords : Acupuncture Therapy,Adolescent,Adult,Aged,China,Diskectomy,Female,Humans,Intervertebral Disc Displacement,Lower Extremity,Lumbar Vertebrae,Male,methods,Middle Aged,Observation,Sciatic Nerve,surgery,therapy,Treatment Outcome,Young Adult,, Observation,Efficacy,Lumbar, tens pen

Date of Publication : 2011 Aug

Authors : Wang QG;Lin XY;Yan XX;Liu NG;

Organisation : Orthopedic Department, East Chamber, Beijing Military General Hospital, Beijing 100026, China. quangui_wang@sohu.com

Journal of Publication : Zhongguo Zhen Jiu

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21894706

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