Romoli and his colleagues completed a study to identify the specific auricular zones related to lumbar hernia in patients treated using a series of epidural infiltrations with corticosteroids. A significant association was found for some auricular areas, along the series of epidural infiltrations, with a progressive reduction in the number of tender and low electrical resistance points together with a decrease of pain and hand-foot distance. It was concluded that auricular zones found with auricular acupuncture diagnosis seem of clinical relevance and could be included in the complementary treatment of lumbar-sciatic pain in lumbar hernia. Abstract and request for full text at PubMed.
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