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How does acupuncture work on pain management for bad back/leg pain?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
Pain Management
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
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Dr. Siranush Cholakian
Holistic Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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!

In brief: 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. Siranush Cholakian
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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