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Research Article

Effectiveness and Safety of Acupotomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Randomized, Assessor-Blinded, Controlled Pilot Study

Table 1

Baseline VAS, MMST, ODI, and EQ-5D between two groups.

Acupotomy group (n = 25)Manual acupuncture group (n = 25)p-value

VAS63.88 ± 16.59960.60 ± 17.260.497
MMST4.57 ± 1.7744.66 ± 1.566.853
ODI38.40 ± 12.65732.37 ± 14.190.120
EQ-5D0.78 ± 0.1170.72 ± 0.118.115

M, mean; SD, standard deviation; VAS, Visual Analogue Scale, MMST, Modified-Modified Schober Test; OD, Oswestry Disability Index; EQ-5D questionnaire, EuroQol Five Dimensions questionnaire.

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