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Saturday, September 17, 2011 catherine, Community Member, asks

Q: Can acupuncture help degeneration disc L4 to L5

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Cort, Health Guide
9/21/11 6:08pm

Acupuncture has been shown to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, increase blood flows to an area and promote healing. I know it is used, sometimes in combination with other therapies, to assist healing of herniated discs. A friend of mine has found it quite helpful with her back condition but I'm unsure if any studies have been done. A 2008 study of patients with prolapsed lumber discs found that acupuncture significantly reduced pain and increased functionality after surgery. Good luck with your search for relief. 

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By catherine, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/17/12, First Published: 09/17/11