Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey
versión ISSN 1025-0255
MEDRANO GARCIA, Roberto et al. Results of the application of neural therapy in unspecific low backache. AMC [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.1, pp. 1-11. ISSN 1025-0255.
Background: lumbar pain is a worldwide problem, and their consequences have reached outstanding proportions. In USA it is the first cause of physical disability and of medical consultation. Objectives: to determine the effectiveness of neural therapy in the treatment of unspecific neuralgia. Methods: an open, multicentric and prospective clinical trial was carried out in 34 patients, diagnosed with unspecific low backache, from April 2007 to December 2007. Evaluative instruments used were: analogical visual scale (AVS) for low backache and ciatalgia, specific questionnaires of quality of life: Oswestry and Roland-Morris for pain and disability for low backache respectively. For the information processing the SPSS statistical package was used for Windows and as statistical techniques, the arithmetic mean, the typical deviation, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and the Students t- test. Results: thirty-four sick persons were studied. A reduction of the analogical visual Sscale was obtained for low backache of 5,23 points and for ciatalgia of 3,88 points, the Oswestry showed a reduction of 36,1% in pain and the Roland-Morris 11 points in disability for low backache less than at the beginning of the treatment. Conclusions: the efficacy of the neural therapy was demonstrated in unspecific low backache what we propose as neuroreflextherapeutic method.
Palabras llave : LOW BACK PAIN; TREATMENT OUTCOME; QUALITY OF LIFE; CLINICAL TRIAL; HEALTH STATISTICS.