BEMER therapy combined with physiotherapy in patients with musculoskeletal diseases: A randomised, controlled double blind follow-up pilot study

Franciska Gyulai, Katalin Rába, Ildikó Baranyai, Eniko Berkes, T. Bender

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Background. This study evaluates the effect of adjuvant BEMER therapy in patients with knee arthrosis and chronic low back pain in a randomized double blind design. Methods. A total of 50 patients with chronic low back pain and 50 patients with osteoarthritis of knee took part in this study and were randomized into 4 groups. Hospitalized patients received a standardized physiotherapy package for 3 weeks followed by BEMER therapy or placebo. Results. In patients with low back pain, the comparison of the results obtained at the first and second visit showed a significant improvement in resting VAS scores and Fatigue Scale scores. The Oswestry scores and Quality of Life Scale scores showed no change. In patients with knee arthrosis, the comparison of the first and second measurements showed no significant improvement in the abovementioned parameters, while the comparison of the first and third scores revealed a significant improvement in the Fatigue Scale scores and in the vitality test on the Quality of Life Scale. Conclusions. Our study showed that BEMER physical vascular therapy reduced pain and fatigue in the short term in patients with chronic low back pain, while long-term therapy appears to be beneficial in patients with osteoarthritis of knee.

Original languageEnglish
Article number245742
JournalEvidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Musculoskeletal Diseases
Low Back Pain
Fatigue
Joint Diseases
Knee Osteoarthritis
Therapeutics
Knee
Quality of Life
Blood Vessels
Placebos
Pain

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BEMER therapy combined with physiotherapy in patients with musculoskeletal diseases : A randomised, controlled double blind follow-up pilot study. / Gyulai, Franciska; Rába, Katalin; Baranyai, Ildikó; Berkes, Eniko; Bender, T.

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