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Can acupuncture treat lower back pain?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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...

In brief: 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...
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Acupuncture can be an effective adjunct to treat low back pain after a medical evaluation to eliminate serious medical causes of back pain.
Combined with physical therapy, it can be quite effective as a conservative treatment for a very common problem.

In brief: Maybe
Acupuncture can be an effective adjunct to treat low back pain after a medical evaluation to eliminate serious medical causes of back pain.
Combined with physical therapy, it can be quite effective as a conservative treatment for a very common problem.
Mike Moore
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