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acupuncture and massage for post surgical pain?

Hi everyone,
For some background info: I have had 2 spinal fusions (occiput.-C2) and ever since the first fusion I have had severe pain. I had my fusions due to a broken C2 when I was a child and lived with it for 10 years when it made a contusion in my spinal cord which caused tingling in my arms. I never had pain before my first surgery which was in January of last year. Ever since the first surgery I have had a lot of pain and according to the pain scale it has been since my second surgery it has been an 8-9/10 . It has not been fun. I have tried the tens unit, nerve blocks, PT, OT, medications. Now the pain clinic doctors want me to try a bunch of things including acupuncture and massage.

Has anyone tried acupuncture and/or massage for post surgical?
Thanks in advance!


  • It seems to be helping a lot for me post surgery. It did nothing before surgery, I didn't continue, because I couldn't see any benefit just lost $$. Tomorrow I am having my 7th session.Fingers crossed it may benefit you also.


    Tlif L5S1 fusion on the 14th Jan 2014
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