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2019 Jul

Medicine (Baltimore)



Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of herbal medicine for treating work-related chronic low back pain: A study protocol for a multicenter, randomized, controlled, clinical trial.



In Korea, low back pain (LBP) which is occupation-related symptom is one of the major health issues owing to rapid industrialization. Even traditional Korean medicine has the long history in pain treatment, there still has been lack of supporting evidence on herbal prescription itself. Sogyeonghwalhyeol-tang, a Korean herbal medicine prescription, has been suggested as a medication for treating chronic LBP as well as work-related pains.