We read the article titled “Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Combined With Oral Medication and Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial” by Taheri et al
1with great enthusiasm. The authors concluded that a combination of extracorporeal shock wave therapy with oral medication and an exercise program in patients with chronic low back pain (LBP) would reduce their disability in the short-term. This work is objective and fair, but after in-depth discussion, we have many comments about the procedure in the study.
- Taheri P
- Khosrawi S
- Ramezani M.
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy combined with oral medication and exercise for chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021; 102: 1294-1299
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Published online: April 06, 2022
Accepted: February 1, 2022
Received in revised form: January 22, 2022
Received: January 19, 2022
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