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J Pain Res


Comparison of Swiss versus Standard Acupuncture in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain. A Study Protocol for a Randomized, Controlled, Single-Blind, Parallel Trial.


Pradhan SK, Angst F, Xu J, Gantenbein AR, Lehmann S, Sandor PS, Li Y, Furian M
J Pain Res. 2022; 15:4055-4064.
PMID: 36579179.


Chronic low back pain (CLBP) cannot sufficiently be treated by pharmacological therapy and generates substantial health-care costs worldwide. Acupuncture, a cost-effective, safe and non-pharmacological therapy, has shown promising results in relieving acute low back pain; however, the optimal acupuncture therapy for CLBP remains controversial. This study will compare two acupuncture methods for pain relief in CLBP.