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Acupuncture? Who has given it a try?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,082
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:23 AM in Alternative Treatments
At this point, the only thing I have honestly not tried within my treatment is acupuncture and surgery. I was wondering if any of you had experience with this and if it was painful or if you received any sort of benefits from it? :? I am willing to try anything, but I am at the point where surgery sounds like pure relief to me. It has never been an option before (surgery) but my back problems are getting progressively worse. At my last appointment, there were signs of severe degeneration and nerve damage as well as hyper-flexia? :/ I remember not too long ago, I could take 2 Tylox and get great pain relief, and now Im on 20mg oxycodone 3x a day. :< Anywho, sorry to ramble. Any advice would be appreciated! :)))
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  • there is a section called alternnative treaments for Acupuncture...
  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and what questions we can. i have tried acupuncture and although it did not work for pain it worked great for relaxation and anxiety. I) why not give it a try before you even think of surgery? it was painless and nothing to worry about as far as that goes. good luck and i hope you find pain relief soon! Jenny :)
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  • I did it for about 6 weeks as part of my PT program. There were a couple of times that it was a little painful. Thosse times we would back the needle off, or take it right out. The lady doing it said that sometimes just a few seconds was all I needed to get the 'chi'.

    Like Jenny said, it's great for relaxation. I found that since I was more relaxed, I was in less pain.
  • I am making an appointment on monday, so I will definitely give it a try. If it does not work, I think Im going to travel down the surgery path. 4 years without anything working is long enough. :W
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  • I tried it for about 4 weeks (max # appointments my insurance would allow) and I didn't notice any improvement in my back pain. Sometimes the prick of the pins hurt a little bit, but after about a minute or so they were fine. I enjoyed the quiet time, but that was about it.
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