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Could acupuncture help my sciatica?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Although acupuncture doesn't affect the actual problem or the healing process, some patients have pain relief in the short term while undergoing treatment.
This temporary pain relief might help as your body heals.

In brief: Maybe

Although acupuncture doesn't affect the actual problem or the healing process, some patients have pain relief in the short term while undergoing treatment.
This temporary pain relief might help as your body heals.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are a lot of reports of acupuncture helping with low back pain and siatica.

In brief: Yes

There are a lot of reports of acupuncture helping with low back pain and siatica.
Dr. Kevin Daus
Dr. Kevin Daus
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Dr. Jeffrey Albright
Integrative Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Successful Treatment

Acupuncture can be helpful in treating sciatica.
All forms of physical medicine should be considered. Acupuncture can help with acute pain. Chiropractic and rehab should be utilized for long term care. These can also be helpful for neck pain, headaches, backache, back pain, sciatica, disc bulges, etc.

In brief: Successful Treatment

Acupuncture can be helpful in treating sciatica.
All forms of physical medicine should be considered. Acupuncture can help with acute pain. Chiropractic and rehab should be utilized for long term care. These can also be helpful for neck pain, headaches, backache, back pain, sciatica, disc bulges, etc.
Dr. Jeffrey Albright
Dr. Jeffrey Albright
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management

In brief: Possibly

Although not understood fully, acupuncture has shown good success in some pain syndromes.
Only way to know is try it out. If after 2-3 treatments you can't see a difference I would seek out a pin/spine specialist for other options.

In brief: Possibly

Although not understood fully, acupuncture has shown good success in some pain syndromes.
Only way to know is try it out. If after 2-3 treatments you can't see a difference I would seek out a pin/spine specialist for other options.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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