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J Pain Res


Effectiveness and Safety of Pharmacopuncture Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Protocol for a Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial.


Park K S, Kim SA, Seo J Y, Cho H, Lee J Y, Lee Y J, Lee J, Kim M, Choi Y, Yang C, Han C-H, Ha I-H
J Pain Res. 2022; 15:2629-2639.
PMID: 36072909.


Chronic low back pain (LBP) is a common musculoskeletal disorder that affects everyday life; moreover, it occasionally causes disability and increases medical expenditure. This pragmatic randomized clinical trial aims to investigate the effects of pharmacopuncture on chronic LBP by comparing the effectiveness of pharmacopuncture and physiotherapy strategies.