Darioush Mehdi Barzi

Department of Orthopedics, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran


  • Original Article   
    The Effect of FASD (Blood-letting) in the Treatment of Sciatica: A Randomized Clinical Trial Study
    Author(s): Mohammad Hassan Amini, Seyyed Saeed Esmaeili*, Darioush Mehdi Barzi and Mohammad Gholami Fesharaki

    Background: Sciatica is a common complication which is associated with disabilities, miss work, high therapeutic costs, and side effects of medications. In this study, we recommend an alternative treatment based on Persian medicine in the treatment of sciatica. We aim to consider the effect of FASD (Blood-letting), which has been suggested as an effective therapeutic method for articular and sciatica pains in Persian medicine, in the treatment of sciatica. Material and Methods: In this randomized clinical trial study, the therapeutic effect of FASD was considered on 50 patients with sciatica in Tehran within the year 2017. Patients were randomly divided into two groups: diclofenac (50- 100 mg based on their body weight, n=25) and diclofenac (50-100 mg based on their body weight + FASD, n=25). Results: In t.. Read More»

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