1999 年 62 巻 4 号 p. 201-206
We executed an acupuncture therapy to 62 lumbar spinal canal stenosis cases who were diagnosed by CT, MRI photo state and clinical symptom and examined the result.
The 36 men and 26 women in this study had a mean age of 67.3 years.
An acupuncture was executed by aiming to give an effect to the soft tissues and a blood circulation around the area where the stenosis was recognized then pierced facet joint closely and deeply and gave an electric acupuncture stimulus.
14 cases were very good and 17 cases had good results according to the JOA score. No cases worsened.
We concluded an acupuncture treatment was effective for treating lumbar spinal canal stenosis.