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Does acupuncture treat back pain?

Does acupuncture treat back pain?

Successful Treatment: Acupuncture can be successful in treating backache, back pain, etc. Recent studies compare acupuncture, chiropractic and physical therapy. Chiropractic was shown to be best for back pain. Acupuncture may be used in conjunction to eliminate acute pain, and rehabilitation should be performed to stabilize for the long term. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Does anybody know if acupuncture for back pain really work or doesn't work?

Does anybody know if acupuncture for back pain really work or doesn't work?

Acupuncture Efficacy: Acupuncture is a method that stimulates nerves and muscle tissue to release stress and relieve pain. If the pain is due to structural damage, such as fractures, dislocation, or malformation, acupuncture may, at its best, provide temporary relief. Also, as not all chefs cook the same, not all acupuncture treatment provide the same efficacy, so if it didn't work, it doesn't mean it doesn't work. ...Read more

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Went to acupuncture for back pain& anxiety. Was given 20 mins session&Chinese herbs. Was awake all night. Feel more anxious. Can I get back to normal?

Went to acupuncture for back pain& anxiety. Was given 20 mins session&Chinese herbs. Was awake all night. Feel more anxious. Can I get back to normal?

What normal?: By normal do you mean before your session (when you had pain and anxiety) or before you had pain and anxiety? That is a very unusual response to acupuncture and might be caused by anxiety instead of the treatment. The herbs generally take time to work but try stopping them to see if you feel better. If acupuncture made you feel worse its effects should wear off quickly. See my comment for more. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture treat lower back pain?

Can acupuncture treat lower back pain?

Yes: Acupuncture, a 4000 y/o technique using fine needles placed in specific regions of the body. It is unquestionably effective in china where it's been used successfully for surgical anesthesia. It works because for every pain nerve fiber, there is one that inhibits the pain. Effective pain therapy relates to cultural, societal and belief/trust factors. In some people, acupuncture will work... ...Read more

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Is it possible to do acupuncture on myself for back pain?

Is it possible to do acupuncture on myself for back pain?

No: Acupuncture uses very fine needles in specific energy points and ashi pain points. Identification of these points require skilled training. Also the lungs can be compromised if the needles are placed too deeply. ...Read more

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Is an acupuncture mat effective for back pain?

Is an acupuncture mat effective for back pain?

No: Acupuncture is a time honored treatment for pain, nausea, energy and organ imbalance. Also it can help people with addictions who have failed to control smoking or narcotic use for their back pain. The practitioner of acupuncture can be a physician with 200 hours of training, or a non-physician with years of training. Seek someone you can work with for the duration. Maintain hope. ...Read more

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Should i try acupuncture for my lower back pain?

Should i try acupuncture for my lower back pain?

Sure there are : Quite a few patients who have noted relief with acupuncture. However, if no improvement seek the advice of your doctor or even check with your doctor prior to seeking this treatment in case there are other issues that may account for your back pain such as a kidney stone or urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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I am practicing indian acupuncture, will it work for back pain?

I am practicing indian acupuncture, will it work for back pain?

It could: Acupuncture is very old method use to relief pain in any part of the body, it has been used in china india and other countries, I do believe it have roll in the treatment of pain. Thank you. ...Read more

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What could be responsible for recurrent wait & back pain, & what can I do? Somebody suggests acupuncture!!!

What could be responsible for recurrent wait & back pain, & what can I do? Somebody suggests acupuncture!!!

Exam: I would suggest a physicial examination and xrays of your back. You can use over the counter antiinflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) if you ar enot allergic to these medications. ...Read more

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How can I deal with my anxiety regarding back pain? Should i try acupuncture?

How can I deal with my anxiety regarding back pain? Should i try acupuncture?

Excellent option: I would make sure that your physician has evaluated your back to ensure that you do not need surgical intervention. However, back pain is often treated effectively with acupuncture. Western medicine often requires an accurate diagnosis to provide treatments. Acupuncture is often helpful for specific symptoms or congregates of symptoms even when diagnosis has not been clearly established. ...Read more

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Are Asian acupuncture clinics reliable? I am considering going there for my back pain and don't want to take meds.

See below.: Since acupuncture began in china, there are many asian acupuncture clinics. My patients have reported many excellent experiences from those locations. There is a new generation of acupuncturists in the us - physicians from a variety of specialties who have secondary training in acupuncture. The acupuncturist needs to be knowledgable, experienced and be a gentle needler. ...Read more

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What could be responsible for recurrent disc & lower back pain, & what can I do? Somebody suggests acupuncture!!!

What could be responsible for recurrent disc & lower back pain, & what can I do? Somebody suggests acupuncture!!!

Body structure: Start with low back exercises. Look up Williams flexion exercises on Google and start doing your exercises on a regular basis. If you are overweight, then you need to start losing weight and get back to an ideal body weight. Check and see that your feet have normal arches and normal mechanics. Sometimes back problems come from your feet. Acupuncture certainly is a good possibility but you need to do the other things first. ...Read more

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Will acupuncture help with very sore recurring lower back pain?

Will acupuncture help with very sore recurring lower back pain?

Quite often - yes: See your primary medical provider or orthopedist to determine the cause of back pain. Acupuncture is often an effective stand -alone treatment or adjunct treatment for chronic back pain. ...Read more

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Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?

All and none: Everything depends what is the cause for pain. If your family doctors rules out serious pathology, i.e. Fracture, cancer, infection, etc., then try acupuncture, pt, chiropractor, depending on your preferences. Stay away from motrin, alive, celebrex, (celecoxib) etc. There is no inflammation with back pain. Use of this type of drugs actually proven to delay healing in spite of "helping"(more like masking) pain. ...Read more

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Back pain. Left side upper quadrant. Done acupuncture, massage, took acetaminophen, rubbed pain reliever lotions, hot compressed it. Still n pain ?

Back pain. Left side upper quadrant. Done acupuncture, massage, took acetaminophen, rubbed pain reliever lotions, hot compressed it. Still n pain
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Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture or massage therapy more effective for joint and low back pain?

Acupuncture: The cause of your back pain is what will determine what you should do. Both of the approaches you mentioned treat symptoms. You need to find out what is causing your pain. Injury, misuse, over use, congenital. Issues are all possibilities.. ...Read more

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16 year old golfer with sports injury in his back in May 2016, re-injured July 2016 playing squash, 2 MRI's done. What might cause ongoing pain......?

Is there instability?: One consideration is to do flexing and extending xrays. If there is motion that would explain the persistent pain. The MRI can show a stress fracture but sometimes it is hard to tell due to motion artifact. Given the lack of agreement I would bite the bullet and get a SPECT bone scan. If negative then push forward with core strengthening with a physiatrist and physical therapist. If it is a stress fracture and it is not healing you could consider a bone stimulator as an off label treatment. I published one case where this was done successfully in a 17 year old elite gymnast. ...Read more

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Could having acupuncture for a frozen shoulder give me back ache?

Could having acupuncture for a frozen shoulder give me back ache?

I do not think so: It is not supposed to because there different spots and if did hit the back spot it supposed to relief back pain if it was there. ...Read more

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What are the acupuncture points for back and neck?

U can see a book: As i remeber there are 12 maridians on the body and about 760 regular points in addition to local points that can be used for treatment , depending on patient's presentation ...Read more

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Can acupuncture be used to treat a person's scoliosis of the back?

Scoliosis: Acupuncture can not fix scoliosis. You need to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. However, if you have symptomatic scoliosis, acupuncture may be helpful in reducing pain & inflammation of the surrounding tissues. This can be discussed with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more