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May 27, 2020

Assessment of the efficacy of acupuncture and chiropractic on treating Cervical spondylosis radiculopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

by Editor-In-Chief
2019 Nov;98(48):e17974. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000017974.

Assessment of the efficacy of acupuncture and chiropractic on treating Cervical spondylosis radiculopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Zuo G1,2, Gao TC1,2, Xue BH1,2, Gu CC1,2, Yan YT1,2, Zhang YW1,2, Liu RJ3, Du SQ2.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Cervical spondylosis radiculopathy (CSR) is often described as neck pain accompanied with radiating pain and neurologic symptoms, such as numbness, muscle weakness, and diminished reflexes, in 1 or both upper extremities. As people’s lifestyle changes and the population ages, the incidence of CSR continues to increase. Many clinical trials have proven that acupuncture and chiropractic has a significant effect in the treatment of CSR. In this systematic review, we aim to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture and chiropractic for CSR.

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SOURCE: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31770206

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