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February 28, 2011

Microcurrent therapy: anovel treatment method for chronic low back my of ascial pain. Xanya Sofra Weiss

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Carolyn R. McMakin, M.A.,D.C.; 2004

Chronic low back pain associated with myofascial trigger point activity has been historically refractory to conventional treatment (Pain Research and Manage- ment7 (2002) 81) . In this case series study,an analysis of 22 patients with chronic low back pain, of 8.8 years average duration, is presented. Following treatment with frequency-specific microcurrent, astatistically significant 3.8-fold reduction in pain intensity was observed using a visual analog scale.This outcome was achieved over an average treatment period of 5.6 weeks and a visit frequency of one treatment per week. When pain chronicity exceeded 5 years, there was a trendtoward increasing frequency of treatment required to achieve the same magnitude of pain relief. In 90%of these patients, other treatment modalities including drug therapy, chiropractic manipulation, physical therapy, naturopathic treatment and acupuncture had failed to produce equivalent benefits.The microcurrent treatment was the single factor contributing the most consistent difference in patient-reported pain relief. These results support the observation that rigorously designed clinical investigations are warranted.

Xanya Sofra Weiss

Xanya Sofra Weiss

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