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Quality of life of patients with low back pain after treatment intraosseous blockades


E.L. Sokov, L.E. Kornilova, M.V. Yakovlev

We study of 62 patients with low back pain. 31 patients (main group) received a course of intraosseous blockades, while 31 patients (control group) received a standard course of treatment. The effectiveness of treatment was evaluated according of the Oswestry low back pain disability questionnaire, quality of life (QoL) and quality-adjusted life year – QALY The quality-adjusted life year (QALY) is a measure of disease burden, including both the quality and the quantity of life lived. In patients after treatment with the use of intraosseous blockades showed significant improvement in activities of daily living and quality of life for up to 6 months after treatment. ΔQALY 6 months after treatment, intraosseous blockades was 0,169, which is higher than in patients after standard course of treatment 0,105. The use of intraosseous blockades for the treatment of low back pain is more preferable as compared with standard therapy.

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