Zh Nevropatol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 1992 ; 92(3): 13-6.
[The physiotherapy of patients with lumbar spinal osteochondrosis in the early period after surgical treatment]
Altogether 130 patients with associated lumbar spinal osteochondrosis and the radicular syndrome were placed under observation after operation in the form of laminectomy and removal of hernia of intervertebral discs. On days 2-3 after the operation the patients were given different physiotherapy modalities: sinusoidal modulated currents (SMC), electroacupuncture by sinusoidal modulated currents (EAP) and acupuncture (AP). The control group patients were administered conventional drug therapy. According to the data on the disease clinical picture and the rate of impulse conduction in the motor nerve, the treatment efficacy was higher in patients on physiotherapy as compared to the controls. In patients with the predominance of the painful syndrome, EAP and AP were most effective; EAP was most effective in associated pains and motor losses; SMC appeared effective in isolated motor disorders. The drugs slightly reduced the pains but did not recover motor function.