J Physiother 2021 Apr 20;67(2):132-139. Epub 2021 Mar 20.
Postgraduate Program in Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences of Trairi, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Santa Cruz, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Electronic address:
Question: What are the effects of dry cupping on pain intensity, physical function, functional mobility, trunk range of motion, perceived overall effect, quality of life, psychological symptoms and medication use in individuals with chronic non-specific low back pain?
Design: Randomised controlled trial with concealed allocation, intention-to-treat analysis and blinding of participants and assessors.
Participants: Ninety participants with chronic non-specific low back pain.
Interventions: The experimental group (n = 45) received dry cupping therapy, with cups bilaterally positioned parallel to the L1 to L5 vertebrae. Read More