I recently started acupuncture for a C6-C7 herniation. I have had previous fusion at C5-C6. PT hasn't helped much..and just had my third epidural yesterday. arm pain/numbness is gone, neck pain is still bad. my doctor feels I need another fusion. I am trying EVERYTHING to avoid another surgery! This may be a stupid question, but does acupuncture simply manage the pain or actually help eliminate the herniation?