[Evaluation on clinical therapeutic effect of needle-knife therapy on cervical spondylosis]

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2006 May;26(5):316-8.
[Article in Chinese]


Objective: To compare therapeutic effects of needle-knife therapy and acupuncture on cervical spondylosis.

Methods: Multi-central clinical randomized controlled trial was adopted. The patients were divided into a needle-knife treatment group treated with needle-knife therapy at the upper and lower interspinal ligaments of the affected vertebral body and bilateral posterior joint capsules; and the acupuncture control group were treated with acupuncture at Laozhen, Ashi points and cervical Jiaji points, etc. The short-term and the long-term therapeutic effects were observed at the end of the therapeutic course and 6 months after the end of the therapeutic course.

Results: The short-term therapeutic effect and the long-term therapeutic effect were 91.3% and 94.7% in the needle-knife treatment group and 59.4% and 56.6% in the acupuncture control group, respectively, with a very significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.01).

Conclusion: The needle-knife treatment in the therapeutic effect on cervical spondylosis is superior to acupuncture treatment.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Multicenter Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Acupuncture Therapy*
  • Adult
  • Cervical Vertebrae*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Spinal Osteophytosis / etiology
  • Spinal Osteophytosis / surgery*
  • Spinal Osteophytosis / therapy