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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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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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Back pain pain management. Any help/thoughts?

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Back pain pain management. Any help/thoughts?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include physical therapy, exercise, medication, accupunture, chiropractic therapy, injection ... If your pain persists, you should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Manageing back pain

Manageing back pain

See below: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Could massage help in back pain treatment?

Could massage help in back pain treatment?

Massage: Massage usually helps with muscular stiffness by improving the blood flow to the muscles. Back pain from the spine may lead to muscle spasms which could be effectively treated with proper physical therapy and in some cases a mild muscle relaxant medication. If the pain radiates down the leg, better have it checked with an MRI. ...Read more

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Remeady for lower back pain and neck pain.

Remeady for lower back pain and neck pain.

Education/exam: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TO8Il3vdxQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6SXiDCMP3E ...Read more

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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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Back pain always and spine pain?

Back pain always and spine pain?

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Acute hip pain. With back. Pain and. Leg pain?

Acute hip pain. With back. Pain and. Leg pain?

Back pain/ sciatica: Sounds like mostly low back pain from early arthritis or a disc problem with nerve irritation see a doctor about it. ...Read more

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Best exercise for lower back (lumbar) pain relief?

Best exercise for lower back (lumbar) pain relief?

See below: The best exercises for low back are gentle core strengthening exercises. A great program for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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Is sciatica pain different from back pain?

Is sciatica pain different from back pain?

Symptom Vs Cause: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg, . ...Read more

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Could chiropractors help with back pain?

Could chiropractors help with back pain?

Often: Chiropractors are often helpful especially with musculoskeletal pain. Sometimes their treatments treat the cause, while other times just help the pain without medications. The cause of the pain is always a factor in what will/will not help. They have been around a long time and help many people. ...Read more

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Will chiropractice help lower back pain problem?

Will chiropractice help lower back pain problem?

It depends: It all depends on the cause of your lower back pain. See your to determine the cause. A do is a type of medical dr who has been trained in treating muscle/skeletal problems & may be able to help. Do's can use different techniques--osteopathic manipulative medicine to help treat low back pain-kind of like a chiropractor but also using gentle techniques like stretching, relaxing muscles, realignment. ...Read more

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Which lower back exercise help back pain?

Which lower back exercise help back pain?

See below: The best exercises for low back are gentle core exercises. A great program for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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Pain management for chronic back pain?

Options: Always start conservative with any chronic pain, if you can, depending on the severity of the symptoms. If over-the-counter medications, short rest, ice/heat, stretching/exercise, doesn't relieve the problem, seek professional advise. You might need different prescription meds, injections into the pain generators of the spine, physical therapy, to help decrease the pain. ...Read more

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Heal pain and lower back pain?

Heal pain and lower back pain?

These can be related: The heel pain and improper support or gait can be contributing to your low back pain. Try changing to more supportive footwear. Also start a light stretching program for legs and feet. If you have any radiation of pain from back to legs, see your doctor sooner than later. A thorough history and physical is necessary to say what exactly is going on, but this could be a good start. Hope it helps! ...Read more

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Shooting pain in lower back. Help meeeeee?

Shooting pain in lower back. Help meeeeee?

See a doc: It is not really possible to help you without doing a physical examination. That is why you should get into see a doctor. They will be able to hopefully figure out what is going on and prescribe the correct treatment to help you. ...Read more

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Headaches pain neck back pain, pain in the shoulders, jaw pain what it could be?

Headaches pain neck back pain, pain in the shoulders, jaw pain what it could be?

Pain: Need more information as this could be medical or dental. Can you provide more information? Suggest you see your MD for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

USUALLY: Over 90% of bulging discs with sciatica will get better without surgery. Non-surgical treatments (PT, Chiro, etc) along with either medications (NSAIDs or short burst of oral steroids) and possibly Epidural steroid injection should take care of most. ...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


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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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