ERNEST A. BRAV, M.D.; HENRY SIGMOND, M.D.
The origin of the local and regional injection treatment of low back pain and sciatica dates back to the earliest descriptions of acupuncture. In the Tsin period around 300 A.D. appeared Huang Fu's classical treatise describing the method of treating painful lesions by the insertion of long needles into the subcutaneous or muscular structures. Churchill's monograph in 1821 reviewed the subject of acupuncture historically, described the technic and presented cases of thoracic and lumbar pain in which it had been used with success. In 1828 a second article gave in detail its use in many additional cases of rheumatism, lumbago,
BRAV EA, SIGMOND H. THE LOCAL AND REGIONAL INJECTION TREATMENT OF LOW BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA1. Ann Intern Med. ;15:840–852. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-5-840
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(5):840-852.
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