Randomized, controlled clinical trial in patients with low back pain, cervicobrachialgia and calcific painful tendinitis of the shoulder.
|Study||Disease||No. of patients||Study characteristics||Drugs utilized||Control||Period of followup||No. of sessions||Outcome|
|Parrini et al. 2002 ||Acute lumbosciatic pain syndrome||44||RA||Acetylsalicylic acid||PC||1 day||1||Pain reduction/safety |
|Monticone et al. 2004 ||Low back pain (sacroiliac dysfunction)||22||RA P C||NSAIDs||Laser therapy||1 year||2 session per week (8 sessions)||Pain reduction better for mesotherapy, exercise and dynamic support than laser therapy|
|Costantino et al. 2010 ||Low back pain||84||RA P C||Lidocaine, ketoprofen, and methylprednisolone||Standard therapy ketoprofen, esomeprazole and methylprednisolone||6 months||5 sessions||Same efficacy and safety systemic therapy|
|Di Cesare et al. 2010 ||Low back pain||62||RA P C||Lidocaine||Mesotherapy in acupuncture points versus mesotherapy in trigger points||12 weeks||4 sessions||Better reduction of pain with mesotherapy in acopunture points|
|Cacchio et al. 2009 ||Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder||80||RA DB||Disodium EDTA and procaine||PC||1 year||1 session at weekly intervals for 3 weeks||Calcification disappeared completely in 62.5% and partially in 22.5% of pts; partially effects were registered in 15% of pts in the control group|
|Palermo et al. 1991 ||Cervicobrachialgia||20||RA P O C||Lidocaine and myorelaxant||TENS||20 days||6 TENS 4 mesotherapy||Mesotherapy combined with TENS improves symptoms management, and reduces the number of needed TENS sessions|
|The table lists clinical studies or case reports to evaluate the reduction of pain in various clinical conditions. The pain was noted with visual scales.|
P: prospective, O: open, DB: double blind, RA: randomized, C: controlled, and PC: placebo controlled.