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Will acupuncture help back problems and nerve pain down leg?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
Holistic Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: It is very successful and very wildly used for this type of conditions:.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Usually: Yes, it is beneficial for a number of causes of back pain as well as sciatica. In acupuncture we often treat the source of the pain rather than the location of the pain. So by treating the back problem - it usually causes the radiation down the leg to resolve.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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