Zh Nevropatol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 1985 ; 85(4): 525-8.
[Manual therapy of patients with lumbar osteochondrosis with neurologic syndromes]
Manual therapy without any additional therapeutic means was given to 325 patients with reflex syndromes of lumbar osteochondritis in an acute stage or in the stage of exacerbation of recurrent osteochondritis. A series of 454 patients in the stationary stage of exacerbation of the disease with a chronic recurrent course received a multiple modality treatment including manual therapy. Efficacy of the treatment in both groups of the patients considerably exceeded that in patients treated with the conventional (medicamentous and physiotherapeutic) methods. A considerable economic effect was achieved as a result of reducing the period of treatment and cutting down on drugs in a substantial part of the patients.