2016, Number 4
Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr 2016; 32 (4)
Navarro PN, Llanes THM, Rodríguez SMC, Cairo QC
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: In the first level of health care, lumbagos represent 5 % of the consultations. A rational approach is used, being treated with techniques such as auriculotherapy.
Objective:> Assess the use of the technique auriculotherapy to treat the acute lumbar syndrome.
Methods: Exploratory, prospective study on patients with lumbar syndrome who attended the emergency room of María Emilia Alfonzo Polyclinic of Madruga, in the period from January 2015 to January 2016. The universe was made up by 120 patients, we chose a nonprobabilistic and nontargeted sample of 60 patients diagnosed by orthopaedics, divided into two groups for treatment: group I: conventional physiotherapy and medication indicated for the process symptoms; group II: conventional physiotherapy and medication indicated for the process symptoms, and auriculotherapy, for the Asian diagnostic and the auricular pavilion exploration. The chart and person's clinical record were used, and variables such as age, sex, cause diagnosis, associated symptoms and treatment evolution were considered in both groups.
Results: The predominating age group was 56-65 years (37 %), female sex (65 %), arthrosis diagnosed with 49 patients (82 %), pain-associated symptoms in 60 (100 %), with good evolution (70 %).
Conclusions: The patients with lumbar syndrome evolved satisfactorily with the conventional treatment, being more effective the conventional treatment plus auriculotherapy.