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2022 Feb 18

Medicine (Baltimore)



The effectiveness of Tuina in managing chronic non-specific low back pain: A protocol of a multicenter international randomized controlled trial.


Zhou X, Yang J, Ma Q-Y, Guo Y, He K-J, Shen L-B, Fan Q, Philip C K C, Keng T B, Celia T I C, Bauer BA, Chen J-X
Medicine (Baltimore). 2022 Feb 18; 101(7):e28883.
PMID: 35363203.


Chronic non-specific low back pain (CNLBP) is a common complaint about medical care and carries a heavy social burden. The efficacy of Tuina (TN) or physiotherapy (PT) for CNLBP has been evaluated in previous systematic reviews. However, there is no high-quality evidence to support the efficacy of Tuina. Therefore, this study aims to conduct a large-scale, multicenter, high-quality clinical trial to provide evidence for Tuina to treat CNLBP.