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Acupuncture does it work for back pain?


I am wondering if there is anyone out there who has used acupuncture for chronic low back pain? I have a 4 level fusion L2-S1. I hesitate to go because I don't know if it will work. Any help anyone can let me know would be appreciated,.


  • Hi I've tried acupuncture a few times.
    the 1st time was around a year ago and i found it helped with muscle spasms but only for a day or 2 max. I thought I'd give it another try now all my muscle spasms have settled down too see if it helped with the lower back pain and leg pain I've been having.
    Although it didn't make a big difference to my pain levels this time, I found I actually got a good night sleep the night after I had it done. I only woke up once with pain rather than the 3 or 4 time I would usually wake up. This was the first time in a year I had got a Good nights sleep!!!

    So for me even if it just helps my get a good nights sleep ever now and then it's worth it.

    Plus it doesn't hurt and I'm pretty sure there's very few things that can go wrong with it so its probably worth a try!
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