Figure 8 depicts Disability (RMDQ score) for Immediate post-treatment. On the left is a chart with three headings--Study Name, Acupuncture (with subheads N and Mean (SD)), and Placebo (with subheads N and Mean (SD)). On the right is another head, Difference in means and 95% CI, with a chart with a horizontal line at the bottom with the numbers, left to right, -10.00, -5.00, 0.00, -5.00, 10.00. A vertical line runs up from 0.0 with bullets on bars representing the numbers in the studies. On the upper left of that chart are the words Favors Acupuncture with an arrow pointing left, and on the upper right of the chart are the words Favors Placebo with an arrow pointing right. The results, left to right, are: Kwon et al. 2007--24--5.16 (4.9)--23--4.92 (4.8)--0.24 (-2.5, 3.0); Cherkin et al. 2009--158--6.3 (5.7); 162--5.4 (4.9)--0.90 (-0.26, 2.1); Pooled--182--blank--185--blank--0.81 (-027, 1.9). On the lower right of the figure are the words Heterogeneity: Chi 2(superscript) = 0.18, df = 1 (P < 0.66); I 2(superscript) = 0.0%.

Figure 8Disability (RMDQ score) – Immediate post-treatment

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