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9/21/12 8:01 PM
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plyme69
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Injured my lower back deadlifting three months ago that caused bruising and some pain and mobility issues on the lower left back. Pain has been on and off the past few months. Job requires me to travel and no chiroprator around. Anyone try acupunture? Maybe i can find an inversion table around here, will that help? Phone Post
9/21/12 9:08 PM
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The effectiveness of the treatment you asked about all depends on what is exactly wrong with your low back, and with the information you provided we don't have enough information to really give any good advice. I'd recommend going to see a sport medicine or orthopedic physician to be properly evaluated.

If it is just a musculoskeletal injury, then acupuncture may help. It is a disc bulge, then it may help with symptoms short term, but won't fix the problem from my experience.
9/21/12 10:28 PM
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Yeah definetly should just go see someone once i get the chance. I'll try the acupuncture for now since its the only thing available at the moment. Phone Post
9/22/12 4:42 PM
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 basically what MattB said. 
9/24/12 12:35 AM
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I'd see a physiotherapist first before throwing money away on accupuncture snake oil.
9/24/12 3:56 PM
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 ...shows how "much" you know.
10/2/12 1:33 AM
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Research has shown acupuncture to be effective with lower back pain. Got a session done a few days ago along with some cupping. So far it helped with some pain but i still need a couple more days to feel if it actually relieved my lower back pain. Phone Post
10/2/12 7:45 AM
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CUPPING FTW!!! My chiro does an amazing deep tissue/myofascial release (beep) and then some cupping work...amazing.

10/5/12 2:15 PM
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Edited: 10/05/12 2:17 PM
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I had a disc bulge. The combination of physiotherapy, massage and acupuncture helped immensely.<br /><br />Find a provider who is experienced and one you can trust. Talk it through thoroughly and provide feedback to him or her.

Don't just go in there and say, my back hurts, gimme acupuncture.

A good provider will ask you questions and give a thorough assessment before treatment.


<br /><br />Danny

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