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We both value the research of modern science and the many developments that have been discovered.
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We acknowledge the information gained from research, and we endevaour to use it where appropriate when meeting the needs of an individual who is suffering in health.
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Conclusions. Acupuncture was significantly more effective than physical exercise according to the physical function score of the ZCQ and than medication according to the satisfaction score. The present study provides new important information that will aid decision making in LSS treatment.
Acupuncture. The acupuncture sites were
Hiroyuki Oka, Ko Matsudaira, Yuichi Takano et al. (2018) A comparative study of three conservative treatments in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis: lumbar spinal stenosis with acupuncture and physical therapy study (LAP study) BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201818:19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-
(2016) Acupuncture and Therapeutic Exercise in the management of Chronic Low-
‘Results: At the end of 8 weeks of intervention, the patient reported complete resolution of back pain and 87.5% reduction in leg pain. Also, the patient was able to do treadmill walk for the total period of time allowed (10 minutes) based on the treadmill walk protocol without experiencing back and/or leg pain. Functional limitation due to back pain was reduced by 62.5%, functional mobility (FM) improved with FM test scores reduced to 10 seconds from 29 seconds. The patient reported 90% recovery of activity of daily living.’
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