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How does acupuncture work on pain management for bad back/leg pain?

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Dr. Siranush Cholakian
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Very good: If you suffer from back/ leg pain please firs check with your doctor to make sure it is not for example a tumor that is pressing on a nerve causing you the problem . If it is a case where the pain is secondary to pure inflammation and irritation of the nerve secondary to impingement by a disc , muscle spasm, heavy lifting, bad posture, exposure to cold , etc.. Then acupuncture is the way to go!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
See below: Acupuncture works on back/ leg pain by reducing inflammation & by breaking through blocks in obstruction of blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, nerve conduction and chi. It also works by stimulating endorphins in our brain. It can be very beneficial.
Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
Pain Management 27 years experience
Acupuncture: It is considered a viable additional or adjunctive therapy that can help contribute to relief. Acupuncture involves placement of almost microscopic needle tips into 'meridians'. It is not painful.

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