Xiao, Z., "Treatment of Acute Lumbar Sprain with Massage on Foot Reflex Zones: A Report of 20 Cases." 1993 China Reflexology Symposium Report, Beijing : China Reflexology Association, pages 38-39
20 cases with acute lumbar sprain, from 2 hours to 15 days, were given foot reflexology. All 20 received complete relief of symptoms. 25% reported complete recovery after one session; 50% had a complete recovery after 3-4 sessions, and the remaining 25% were symptom free after 5-7 sessions.
Foot reflexology has been shown to be effective for the relief of the symptoms of acute lumbar sprain.