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[Clinical observation on acupuncture combined with nerve block for treatment of lumbar disc herniation].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2010; 30(8):633-6ZZ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To investigate the therapeutic effects of acupuncture combined with nerve block for treatment of lumbar disc herniation.

METHODS

Ninety cases of lumbar disc herniation were randomly divided into three groups: acupuncture combined with nerve block group, acupuncture group and nerve block group, 30 cases in each group. The acupuncture combined with nerve block group was treated with acupuncture combined with nerve block therapy, L2-L5 Jiaji (EX-B 2), Zhibian (BL 54), Huantiao (GB 30), Yanglingquan (GB 34) etc. were selected for acupuncture, affected nerve root, sciatic nerve or common peroneal nerve were selected for nerve block with anti-inflammation-analgesic injection; the acupuncture group was treated with acupuncture only; the nerve block group was treated with nerve block only. After 4 weeks of treatment, the visual analogue scale (VAS), Oswestry lumbar dysfunction index (ODI) and modified MacNab standard were compared to evaluate the therapeutic effects of three groups.

RESULTS

The VAS and ODI in all groups were significantly decreased after one week, two weeks and four weeks of treatment (all P<0.01); after one week of treatment, the scores of VAS and ODI in nerve block group and acupuncture combined with nerve block group were significantly lower than those of acupuncture group (P<0.05); after two weeks and four weeks of treatment, the scores of VAS and ODI in acupuncture combined with nerve block group were significantly lower than those of acupuncture group and nerve block group (P<0.05). The effective rate and excellent and good rate of the acupuncture combined with nerve block group were significantly higher than those of acupuncture group and nerve block group (both P<0.01).

CONCLUSION

The nerve block therapy and acupuncture are effective methods for treatment of lumbar disc herniation, while it has a better effect when these two treatments are combined used.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Rehabilitation and Pain, Beijing Tiantan Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

chi

PubMed ID

20942278

Citation

Qu, Mei, et al. "[Clinical Observation On Acupuncture Combined With Nerve Block for Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation]." Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, vol. 30, no. 8, 2010, pp. 633-6.
Qu M, Ding XN, Liu HB, et al. [Clinical observation on acupuncture combined with nerve block for treatment of lumbar disc herniation]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2010;30(8):633-6.
Qu, M., Ding, X. N., Liu, H. B., & Liu, Y. Q. (2010). [Clinical observation on acupuncture combined with nerve block for treatment of lumbar disc herniation]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, 30(8), pp. 633-6.
Qu M, et al. [Clinical Observation On Acupuncture Combined With Nerve Block for Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2010;30(8):633-6. PubMed PMID: 20942278.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Clinical observation on acupuncture combined with nerve block for treatment of lumbar disc herniation]. AU - Qu,Mei, AU - Ding,Xiao-ning, AU - Liu,Hong-bing, AU - Liu,Yan-qing, PY - 2010/10/15/entrez PY - 2010/10/15/pubmed PY - 2010/11/10/medline SP - 633 EP - 6 JF - Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion JO - Zhongguo Zhen Jiu VL - 30 IS - 8 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic effects of acupuncture combined with nerve block for treatment of lumbar disc herniation. METHODS: Ninety cases of lumbar disc herniation were randomly divided into three groups: acupuncture combined with nerve block group, acupuncture group and nerve block group, 30 cases in each group. The acupuncture combined with nerve block group was treated with acupuncture combined with nerve block therapy, L2-L5 Jiaji (EX-B 2), Zhibian (BL 54), Huantiao (GB 30), Yanglingquan (GB 34) etc. were selected for acupuncture, affected nerve root, sciatic nerve or common peroneal nerve were selected for nerve block with anti-inflammation-analgesic injection; the acupuncture group was treated with acupuncture only; the nerve block group was treated with nerve block only. After 4 weeks of treatment, the visual analogue scale (VAS), Oswestry lumbar dysfunction index (ODI) and modified MacNab standard were compared to evaluate the therapeutic effects of three groups. RESULTS: The VAS and ODI in all groups were significantly decreased after one week, two weeks and four weeks of treatment (all P<0.01); after one week of treatment, the scores of VAS and ODI in nerve block group and acupuncture combined with nerve block group were significantly lower than those of acupuncture group (P<0.05); after two weeks and four weeks of treatment, the scores of VAS and ODI in acupuncture combined with nerve block group were significantly lower than those of acupuncture group and nerve block group (P<0.05). The effective rate and excellent and good rate of the acupuncture combined with nerve block group were significantly higher than those of acupuncture group and nerve block group (both P<0.01). CONCLUSION: The nerve block therapy and acupuncture are effective methods for treatment of lumbar disc herniation, while it has a better effect when these two treatments are combined used. SN - 0255-2930 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20942278/[Clinical_observation_on_acupuncture_combined_with_nerve_block_for_treatment_of_lumbar_disc_herniation]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/herniateddisk.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -