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A comparative study of three conservative treatments in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis: lumbar spinal stenosis with acupuncture and physical therapy study (LAP study)

  • Hiroyuki Oka1Email author,
  • Ko Matsudaira1,
  • Yuichi Takano2, 3,
  • Daichi Kasuya4,
  • Masaki Niiya2, 3,
  • Juichi Tonosu2, 3, 5,
  • Masayoshi Fukushima2, 3, 6,
  • Yasushi Oshima2, 3, 6,
  • Tomoko Fujii1,
  • Sakae Tanaka6 and
  • Hirohiko Inanami2, 3
BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201818:19

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-018-2087-y

Received: 3 February 2017

Accepted: 14 January 2018

Published: 19 January 2018

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Original Submission
3 Feb 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
30 Apr 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Carlo Ammendolia
7 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Koji Otani
16 Aug 2017 Author responded Author comments - Hiroyuki OKa
Resubmission - Version 2
16 Aug 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
5 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Carlo Ammendolia
23 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Koji Otani
5 Nov 2017 Author responded Author comments - Hiroyuki OKa
Resubmission - Version 3
5 Nov 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
5 Jan 2018 Author responded Author comments - Hiroyuki OKa
Resubmission - Version 4
5 Jan 2018 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
14 Jan 2018 Editorially accepted
19 Jan 2018 Article published 10.1186/s12906-018-2087-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Medical Research and Management for Musculoskeletal Pain, 22nd Century Medical & Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
(2)
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Inanami Spine and Joint Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
(3)
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Iwai Orthopaedic Medical Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
(4)
Acupuncture and Moxibustion Section Central Rehabilitation Service, University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
(5)
Department of Orthopaedic surgery, Kanto Rosai Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan
(6)
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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