Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (2004): Supplement 2:
2nd International Congress on Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica
Comparison of acupuncture and baclofen treatment in patient with chronic tension myositis syndrom
Zarrin Ghalam Moghaddam J.1, Naghade M.2
1Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences 2Departmant of Phisyology, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Low back pain is one of the most prevailing illnesses, which is paramount importance among disabling illnesses. Inspite of being various factors for low back pain the main course of it hasnot been recognised yet. In this study we investigated the effects of two methods on treating chronic tension myositis syndrom. That is one kind of low back muscles spasm due to high stress and psychic problems that doesnot respond to current drug treatments.
In this study we selected 50 subjects with chronic low back pain with credit clinical and para clinical documents based on being no other organic problem. They were 35 female and 15 male with average age of 34.5 and low and high ages of 21 and 48 years, the average weight was 58.5 kg. None of the woman was pregnant and the least time of low back pain was about 6 mounth.25 person of patients treated with baclofen and 25 others with acupuncture.
In the group cured with baclofen, in the last days of treatment, 11 subjects were with relative reduction of pain and 14 subjects were without it. Where as in the patients treated with acupuncture, there were 22 subjects with the clear reduction of syndrom, 2 subjects with relative reduction, 1 subject was with no effect.
In conclusion according to the results obtained in this study acupuncture in curing chronic tension myositis syndrom caused by high stress was more effective and stable than baclofen.