Are There Any Double Blind Studies Showing the Efficacy of the Treatment?

Double-Blind Human Study Demonstrates Reconstruction Success.

In a study at the Sansun Medical Clinic of Santa Barbara, California led by Robert Klein, M. D., a rheumatologist and Thomas Dorman, M. D., an internist, they conducted the most difficult task of a double blind human study in the most difficult cases of continuous low back pain patients who have suffered for ten years or longer. They divided 81 patients who have had surgery, medications, manipulations/adjustments, exercise, physical therapy and other treatments which failed to provide adequate relief for 10 or more years.

One group was given manipulation and a reconstructive solution of dextrose, glycerine and phenol. The other group was given the same manipulations and normal saline injections. Great care was taken to insure that neither the patient nor the physicians knew which solution was injected. Both groups were given a total of six sessions of treatment. The results were tabulated and then the code was broken. It was found that 88% of the group injected with the reconstructive solution had moderate to marked improvement. They reported their findings in the prestigious British medical journal, The Lancet on July 18, 1987.


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