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Table 1 List of M-JOA

From: Effectiveness of heat-sensitive moxibustion in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Item Grade/Classification Score
Subjective symptoms   
   Lumbar and leg pain No 0
  Mild pain or occasional moderate pain 1
  Usual moderate pain or occasional severe pain 2
  Frequent or continuous severe pain 3
   Numbness No 0
  Occasional 1
  Frequent but relief may be on their own 2
  Continuous, not alleviated 3
Objective signs   
   Paravertebral tenderness No 0
  Mild 1
  Moderate 2
  Severe 3
   Myodynamia Grade V 3
  Grade IV 2
  Grade III 1
  Grade 0 to II 0
   Straight let raising test > 70°, straight leg drive up (-) 0
  > 45°, straight leg drive up (+) 1
  > 30°, straight leg drive up (+) 2
  < 30°, straight leg drive up (+) 3
   Radiating pain No 0
  Hip/thigh 1
  Shank 2
  Foot 3
Activities of daily life and work   
   Stoop and lift heavy things Normal stoop, lift weight > 3 kg 0
  Able to stoop, lift weight ≤ 3 kg 1
  Unable to stoop 2
  Serious difficulties in bending and lifting 3
   Walking distance/time Walking ≥ 1 km or 60 min 0
  Walking ≥ 500 m or 30 min 1
  Walking ≥ 100 m or 10 min 2
  Serious difficulties in walking 3
   Daily time in bed(h) < 10 0
  10 to 12 1
  12 to 16 2
  > 16 3
   Ability to work Full-time to do as before 0
  Although able to work, occasionally need a break 1
  Although able to work, usually need a break 2
  Unable to work 3