Rehabilitation + ALA, carnitine, resveratrol, and vitamin D for sciatica Original paper

In this randomized controlled trial in participants with sciatica, the combination of rehabilitation and supplementation with alpha-lipoic acid, acetyl-L-carnitine, resveratrol, and vitamin D3 improved pain severity more than rehabilitation or supplementation alone.

This Study Summary was published on February 6, 2024.

Quick Summary

In this randomized controlled trial in participants with sciatica, the combination of rehabilitation and supplementation with alpha-lipoic acid, acetyl-L-carnitine, resveratrol, and vitamin D3 improved pain severity more than rehabilitation or supplementation alone.

What was studied?

The effects of rehabilitation and/or supplementation with alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR), resveratrol, and vitamin D3 in the context of sciatica (pain down the sciatic nerve in the lower back, buttocks, hips, and legs).

The primary outcome was pain severity, assessed using a numerical rating scale. The secondary outcomes were the degree of disability, measured with the Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire, and quality of life, assessed using the 36-item Short Form Health Survey.

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Who was studied?

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How was it studied?

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What were the results?

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Anything else I need to know?

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This Study Summary was published on February 6, 2024.