Treatment of cervical spondylosis. Electroacupuncture versus physiotherapy

Med J Aust. 1983 Jul 9;2(1):32-4.


A prospective, controlled clinical trial was undertaken to assess the relative efficacies of physiotherapy and electroacupuncture in the treatment of cervical spondylosis. The results suggested that, while both methods were effective, electroacupuncture produced an earlier symptomatic improvement with increased neck movement, especially in patients with mild degenerative changes of the cervical spine.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Acupuncture Therapy / methods*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cervical Vertebrae
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Movement
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Random Allocation
  • Spinal Osteophytosis / physiopathology
  • Spinal Osteophytosis / therapy*