This 1.5 minute WebMD video features the personal experience of Stephanie Judge, a woman with severe low back pain and sciatic nerve pain that radiated down her leg. When pain medication and physical therapy did not relieve her pain, Stephanie tried acupuncture. Within 5 treatments her pain was reduced by 50% and her daily function improved.
Scientific studies are featured that show acupuncture as an effective treatment for chronic low back pain. A study at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in conjunction with 33 other acupuncture studies on low back pain show acupuncture’s promise for long term back pain relief.
Acupuncture for Back Pain – Watch WebMD Video
Low back pain is the second biggest complaint doctors hear. Acupuncture may be a new solution to an old problem.
Conquering Chronic Pain
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Acupuncture for Back Pain
Reviewed By Matthew Hoffman, MD, January 2009
SOURCES: Medical Reference from Medstar Television
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, North American Spine Society, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine