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Massage and Electroacupuncture in Chronic Lumbar Pain

2019-10-03 07:54:39 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare in patients with chronic back pain two therapeutic interventions: a) the combination of massage and electroacupuncture; and b) the application of epidural analgesia in pain, functioning-incompetence, quality of life and mood.

Study Design

Conditions

Back Pain

Intervention

Electroacupuncture device, Epidural analgesia

Location

University Hospital of Larisa, Department of Anesthesiology
Larisa
Thessaly
Greece
41110

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Thessaly

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

The relief of pain without loss of consciousness through the introduction of an analgesic agent into the epidural space of the vertebral canal. It is differentiated from ANESTHESIA, EPIDURAL which refers to the state of insensitivity to sensation.

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