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Auricular Therapy for Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain in the Setting of Military Personnel: A Randomized Trial

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Technical Report,30 Sep 2014,29 Sep 2015

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University of California La Jolla United States

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Musculoskeletal injuries resulting in pain are one of the most common reasons for disability and missed duty among military personnel. Preliminary research has show auricular therapy as a potential adjunctive treatment in this setting. This study will be a randomized trial of 150 subjects examining whether the addition of a specific auricular therapy protocol to standard care will have a beneficial impact on the pain and functionality of subjects who sustain an acute or sub-acute musculoskeletal injury. Specifically, the research study will attempt to determine whether auricular therapy provides a more rapid and significant pain relief than usual care b more rapid and significant relief of co-morbidities related to pain sleep disruption, mood changes, etc than usual care c more rapid and significant return of functional ability than usual care and d more rapid and significant reduction in need for other therapies including pain medication

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