Intervention Protocol

Acupuncture for (sub)acute non-specific low-back pain

  1. Andrea D Furlan1,*,
  2. Fatemeh Yazdi2,
  3. Alexander Tsertsvadze3,
  4. Lixing Lao4,
  5. Karen Sherman5,
  6. Carlo Ammendolia1,
  7. Ellen Wang6,
  8. Byung-Cheul Shin7,
  9. Ikuro Wakayama8,
  10. Maurits W van Tulder9

Editorial Group: Cochrane Back Group

Published Online: 10 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009265

How to Cite

Furlan AD, Yazdi F, Tsertsvadze A, Lao L, Sherman K, Ammendolia C, Wang E, Shin BC, Wakayama I, van Tulder MW. Acupuncture for (sub)acute non-specific low-back pain (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD009265. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009265.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute for Work & Health, Toronto, ON, Canada

  2. 2

    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), Ottawa Methods Centre, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa, ON, Canada

  3. 3

    Clinical Epidemiology Methods Centre, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa Evidence-Based Practice Center, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  4. 4

    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Complementary Medicine Program, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

  5. 5

    Group Health Center for Health Studies, Seattle, WA, USA

  6. 6

    University of Sydney, Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Sydney, NSW, Australia

  7. 7

    School of Korean Medicine, Pusan N. University, Korea, Rehabilitation Medicine, Yangsan, Kyungnam, Korea, South

  8. 8

    Kansai University of Health Sciences, Kumatori, Osaka, Japan

  9. 9

    VU University, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands

*Andrea D Furlan, Institute for Work & Health, 481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto, ON, M5G 2E9, Canada.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 10 AUG 2011




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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objectives of this systematic review are to determine the effects of acupuncture for (sub)acute non-specific low-back pain compared to no treatment, placebo/sham acupuncture or other sham procedures, other therapies, the addition of acupuncture to other therapies, and between various techniques of acupuncture.